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After remaining under control in April, the prices of pulses have started increasing again in the month of May. Tur and urad, moong and gram pulses have seen a rise of two percent in about two and a half weeks. In such a situation, the government has issued a strict advisory to control the price of pulses again. Big action will be taken against whoever is found hoarding pulses. 70 percent of tur and urad dal is imported in India. Import of pulses from Myanmar is sold in India. In such a situation, the government has issued advisory for importers and issued strict instructions.
How expensive did pulses become in May?
According to the data of the Consumer Affairs Department, the average price of tur dal in the country was Rs 116.68 on May 1, which increased to Rs 118.98 on May 18. Urad dal has come down from Rs 108.23 to Rs 109.44. There has also been a rise in moong dal and the price has gone up from Rs 107.29 to Rs 108.41 per kg in 18 days. Chana dal has also seen an increase during this period and its price has increased from Rs 73.71 to Rs 74.23 per kg during this period. Masoor dal has become cheaper. On May 1, the average price was Rs 93.11, which has come down to Rs 92.9 per kg.
Major action will be taken against stockers
After increasing inflation in pulses, an advisory has also been issued by the government to control it. According to the advisory, action will be taken if someone keeps stock of pulses for more than a month. The government also said that it should not be found stocking imported tur and urad dal. State governments have also been given special instructions to take action against anyone hoarding tur or urad dal. Also, keep an eye on the stockers so that no one can hoard the pulses. Earlier, the government had taken action against the stockers in the month of April. The Consumer Affairs Department had sent a team of 12 people to 10 cities in 4 states.