Government has procured
around 16.88 lakh tonnes including 3.79 lakh tonnes of imports towards
building the buffer stock of pulses of upto 20 lakh tonnes as on
Government has approved creation of a buffer stock of upto 20 lakh
tonnes of pulses under the Price Stabilization Fund (PSF). The domestic
procurement of the pulses is from farmers/farmers’ association at farm
gate/Mandi through designated agencies viz., NAFED, FCI and SFAC.
Government procured Arhar and Moong during KMS 2016-17 to extend MSP
support to farmers and simultaneously build the buffer.
This information was given by Shri C.R. Chaudhary, the Minister of State
for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, in written reply to a
question in Rajya Sabha today.