ISLAMABAD: The federal government is considering to fix the prices of four major pulses to benefit the common man from rising inflation in the country.
Before attempting to set the indicative price of these pulses, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research has taken into consideration farmers’ production costs and profits.
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According to reports, the change also aims to reduce the gigantic Rs1 billion import bill by local production of these pulses. The estimated prices of the four pulses are Dal Chana Rs90, Dal Masoor Rs120, Dal Moong Rs100, and Dal Mash Rs145 per kilogram.
The Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO) will buy 30% of the total pulses produced locally. Passco will store them in its godowns after purchasing the commodity from the farmers.
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The proposal would ease the burden on the general public slightly because of the rising prices of all essential items made it difficult for them to reach ends.