Uttarakhand: Good news for ration card consumers, one kg of gram lentils for just Rs 41

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Presently, gram dal is getting Rs 44 per kg.
The rate of gram dal in the market ranges from 67 to 70 rupees per kg.

The state government is going to make the pulses available at ration shops more affordable. Soon, consumers holding ration cards will get chana dal up to three rupees cheaper.
Presently, gram dal is given for Rs 44 per kg. The rate of pulses will be reduced by giving relaxation in mandi duty and some other concessions being imposed on pulses. The Food Supply Department has prepared a proposal for this.

The Trivendra government started the Chief Minister’s Dal Nurture scheme in the state on 12 September. Under this scheme, more than 23 lakh ration cardholders of the state are being given two kg of pulses per month at government fair price shops. Due to the availability of stock of gram dal from the center, two kg of gram dal is being given per card.

In this, the rate of pulses is Rs 44 per kg. While the price of gram dal in the market ranges from 67 to 70 rupees per kg. Now the government is going to reduce the rate of pulses. So far, the Mandi Board is charging fees on pulses coming from outside the state.

Chana dal rate can be reduced up to three rupees by giving this fee exemption and some other concessions. The Food Supply Department is preparing a proposal for this exemption to be agreed at the government level. Dal may soon become cheaper.

Second pulses will be available till November and December
Under the scheme, consumers are to be given two kg of pulses per month. But with the availability of only gram dal from the center in the month of September, at present two kg of gram dal is being given at ration shops. Till November and December, you can get Masur or urad dal instead of chana dal.

A proposal is being made to reduce the rate of pulses being given to the ration cardholders through the pulses nourishment scheme.
-Sushil Kumar, Secretary, Food and Supplies Department

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