To relieve consumers from skyrocketing prices of pulses, the Centre has directed National Consumer Cooperative Federation (NCCF) to sell chana (gram) dal at a subsidised rate of Rs 60/kg in the national capital.
NCCF is already selling tur and urad at a subsidised rate of Rs 120/kg along with Mother Dairy and Kendriya Bhandar, launched earlier by the Consumer Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
“In order to ensure availability of pulses at reasonable prices, NCCF has been directed to start selling chana dal at Rs 60/kg thorough its mobile outlets in Delhi,” the Union Food Ministry said in a statement.
A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting of the Management Committee of Price Stabilisation Fund, chaired by Consumer Affairs Secretary Hem Pande, PTI reports.
NCCF Managing Director Kamal Chowdhery, who was also present in the meeting, said it would begin the sale of chana dal once the commodity is allotted by the centre.
NCCF is also planning to hire more tempos for sale of pulses across Delhi.