Cabinet OKs sale of pulses to states at 15-rupee/kg discount on spot

The Union Cabinet today approved the farm ministry’s proposal to provide pulses at a discount of 15 rupees per kg on wholesale rate to the state governments. Pulses would be provided to states from the stock procured under the price support schemes. Under this approved scheme, the state/UT (Union Territory) governments are offered to lift 3.488 mln tn of tur, chana, masur, moong and urad at a discount of 15 rupees per kg over the prevailing wholesale market price of the sourcing state on first come first serve basis.