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Written by fe Bureaus | Updated: Sep 1 2010, 04:39am hrs
3.39 L tonne pulses to be imported

State-owned, PEC, MMTC, STC and NCCF have contracted 3.39 lakh tonne of pulses for import during the current financial year so far. In it, the share of PEC is 2,23,700, MMTC 50,000, Nafed 27,000, NCCF 21,300 and STC 17,000. It includes 1, 73, 461 tonne for supply to states for distribution under public distribution system (PDS). Of the total contracted quantity, 1.89 lakh tonne pulses have arrived and 0.97 lakh tonne have been disposed from the stocks with these agencies up to August 26, an official statement said.