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Govt seizes 1.16 lakh tonnes of pulses from hoarders

About 1.16 lakh tonnes of pulses seized from hoarders have been disposed off in the open market so far to boost supply and contain rising prices.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, the Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan informed that 1,16,334.85 tonnes of pulses have been disposed off in the market out of 1,26,758.59 tonnes seized from hoarders.

Total 14,482 raids were conducted in 14 states and Union Territories.

In Maharashtra, 78,232.

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