Government agencies have procured 51,000 MT of kharif pulses for buffer stock against target of 50,000 MT.
They have been asked to procure of Masoor, and other Rabi pulses also which have total target of 1 lakh MT .
In a meeting chaired by Secretary of Department of Consumer Affairs, Shri C Viswanath in nationa; capital, prices and availability of important commodities were reviewed. It was informed in the meeting that import of 8,500 MT dal already order is on the way.
The representative of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare informed that area under production of oilseeds during 2015-16 has increased 2.1% and mustard production is expected to be hire by 6 lakh MT.
Production of tomato in the country and its price trends were also reviewed in the meeting. Tomato production is also expected hire by 11.6 percent during 2015-16.
Efforts are being made to increase its cultivation in non-traditional areas.
Senior officials of Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Commerce, MMTC, NAFED and FCI attended the meeting.