National Food Security Act: Govt of Gujarat to provide tuver dal for 50 Rs/kg
The Gujarat government has also agreed to raise the fee paid to the proprietors of the state's 17,000 fair-price stores
The Gujarat government has agreed to offer toor dal to 70 lakh families registered under the National Food Security Act in the state once a month at a fixed price of Rs 50 per kilogramme.
The state government would get pulses from the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd, or NAFED. According to a statement released by the state administration on Wednesday, this was done to protect households from price fluctuations in dal.
"The state government will provide Rs 11 crore subsidy every month for providing toor dal at Rs 50 per kilogram. This pulse is currently selling around Rs 120 per kilogram in the retail market in Ahmedabad. The decision will cause a Rs 120 crore burden on the state exchequer," the statement said.
The state administration has also decided to boost the commission paid to the owners of the state's 17,000 fair-price stores.
The charge on a quintal of wheat and rice has been increased by Rs 42 to Rs 150, while the commission on sugar and salt has been increased by Rs 90 and Rs 125, respectively. From January 20, 2022, the new commission rates for both of these commodities will be Rs 150 per quintal.
The fee on a one-litre pouch of edible oil has been increased by Rs 2. The new commission fee per pouch would be Rs 5.