New Delhi, Jun 7: India has no shortage of pulses and the government has been monitoring their prices, Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.
The government has 14 lakh tones pulses in its buffer stock. Besides, NAFED has 20 lakh tones pulses, Mr Paswan said when asked about the rising prices of ‘Toor dal’.
He said despite this available stock if the prices increased, the government would look into the matter.
The Toor dal has been selling at Rs 94-95 a kg in the national capital and at some other cities.
Mr Paswan said no party has raised the issue of rising prices in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections. The prices of essential commodities are under control.