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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3967
ANSWERED ON:  20.03.2018
Buffer Stock of Pulses
SHER SINGH GHUBAYA
RAVINDRA KUMAR RAY
Will the Minister of



CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION be pleased to state:-


(a) the quantum of distribution of buffer stock of pulses in lakh tonnes created in the country to ensure stability in prices by the Government;
(b) the quantum in lakh metric tonnes of pulses available in buffer stock so far along with the quantum of pulses imported into the country; and
(c) the quantum in lakh tonnes of pulses procured in the domestic market?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE
CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
(SHRI C. R. CHAUDHARY)

(a) : Government has approved creation of a dynamic buffer stock of upto 20 lakh MT of pulses for effective market intervention, to moderate its prices.

(b) : As on 14.03.2018, 13.89 lakh MT of pulses is available in the buffer after disposal of 6.61 lakh MT from a total of 20.50 lakh tonnes of pulses procured for building the buffer under Price Stabilization Fund (PSF). As per the data of Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S), M/o Commerce & Industry, the total imports of pulses by India during 2017-18 (upto January) is 5.33 lakh MT.

(c) : For building the dynamic buffer of upto 20 lakh MT of pulses, 16.71 lakh tonnes was procured domestically.

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