Consumer Affairs Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan flagged off mobile vans for selling pulses at reasonable price in the National Capital on 15 June.These mobile vans run by the National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF) will sell pulses - mainly Tur and Urad - at Rs 120 per kg in various parts of Delhi.
Outlets of Kendriya Bhandar and Safal are already selling pulses in Delhi and NCR at these rates.
Briefing the media on the occasion, Paswan said the government has procured about 1,46,000 MT pulses for buffer stock.
State's government has been urged to take the pulses from the buffer stock and sell them not more than Rs 120 per kg to ensure availability at reasonable prices.
Paswan expressed hope that with the recent increase in the MSP and expected good monsoon, pulses' production will get the desired boost.