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Centre to release tur from national buffer till imported stocks arrive

The Centre has decided to release tur from the national buffer in a "calibrated and targeted" manner till imported stocks arrive in the domestic market.

The Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has directed National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and National Cooperative Consumers Federation (NCCF) to dispose of tur through online auction among eligible millers to augment the available stocks for milling into tur dal for the consumers.

The quantities being auctioned and the frequency will be calibrated on the basis of the assessed impact of the disposal on the availability of tur to consumers at affordable prices, said the ministry in a statement.

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