Buffer Stock of Pulses: Latest Data

IAS Prelims 2023

The Government has approved engaging professional pulses buffer management entity for efficient management of the buffer stock.

According to government, Adequate capacity for storage of pulses is available with the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC).

As on 01.02.2017, around 9.71 lakh tonnes of pulses have been procured and contracted for imports towards building the buffer. The details are given below in table. Prices of pulses have not increased during the last two months of the current fiscal.

No State has asked for one lakh tonnes of pulses from the buffer individually. However, based on the demand received from the States/UTs, as on 01.02.2017, around 50,958.01 tonnes of pulses has been allocated to the States/UTs, of which they have paid for around 37,533.549 tonnes and lifted around 35,454.124 tonnes.

Procurement and Balance Stock of Pulses in Buffer As on 01.02.2017

Pulses Balance in Stock As on Date (mt)
Tur 316788.85
Urad 120582.93
Chana 31765.05
Moong 206384.93
Masur 100977.81
Total 776499.57