Food Corp sells 60,000 tonne pulses of 395,000 tonne allowed for sale.

The Food Corp of India has sold nearly 60,000 tonne pulses over the 15 days through open market sales scheme. Sale of pulses has picked up now. In a meeting held on Aug 17, government allowed us to sell entire stock of moong, while for other pulses, they allowed sale of the stock purchased more than nine months ago. The central government issued a permit to sell 395,000 tonne of domestically purchased pulses from its stocks. The Centre is selling pulses from its buffer stock by floating tenders under the open market sales scheme to dispose of inventories, which rose sharply due to a bumper output last year followed by high imports.