Government to import pulses to check inflation

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that it would import pulses in large quantities to check rising prices of the commodity.

At a meeting of the union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the issue of rising prices of pulses was discussed.

“The cabinet discussed the rising prices of pulses and expressed concern about the same. The prime minister has directed to import pulses in large quantity to keep domestic prices under check,” Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told the media after the cabinet meeting.

India imports nearly four million tonnes of pulses annually.

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