Govt weighs proposal to sell pulses through PDS

Govt weighs proposal to sell pulses through PDS

New Delhi: Faced with the twin challenges of large public stocks of pulses and dismal nutritional indicators, the centre is considering a proposal to introduce pulses under the subsidised public distribution system (PDS).

The idea behind the scheme is driven by the fact that central agencies are saddled with 5.5 million tonnes of pulses following a record production last year.

The centre is considering a proposal to introduce pulses under PDS in 200 districts faring the worst on nutrition parameters, said an official aware of the development.
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