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Delivery on first come, first served basis
Under the approved scheme, state and union territory governments are offered to lift 1.5 million tonnes of chana dal. Chana dal will be given on a first come, first served basis at a discount of Rs.8 per kg from the issue price of the buying state. The supply of gram dal at a discount to the states would continue for 12 months or till the 15 lakh tonne stock is fully disposed of and an expenditure of Rs 1,200 crore is expected, the statement said. The Center believes that with these decisions, the states and union territories will be able to use gram in various welfare schemes like PDS, mid-day meal schemes etc. Along with this, it will help the pulse farmers to get remunerative price for their produce and they will be encouraged to increase their cultivation.
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Record production of gram dal in three years
Record production of gram dal has been recorded in the country during the last three years. The Central Government has made a record purchase of Chana during Rabi 2019-20, 2021 and 2022 under the Price Support Scheme. With this, 30.55 lakh tonnes of gram is available with the government in the coming rabi season under PSS and PSF, the production of gram is expected to be good.