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PSUs sign contracts for importing 4.84 lakh tonnes of pulses

The government today said four public sector companies, PEC, MMTC, STC and NCCF, have signed contracts for importing 4.84 lakh tonnes of pulses during the current financial year.

business Updated: Oct 29, 2010 19:40 IST

The government on Friday said four public sector companies, PEC, MMTC, STC and NCCF, have signed contracts for importing 4.84 lakh tonnes of pulses during the current financial year.

Of the total contracted quantity, 3.19 lakh tonne pulses have arrived, of which 1.68 lakh tonnes have been disposed from the stocks with these agencies to various states for distribution under public distribution system (PDS), an official statement said.

In 2009-10 fiscal, over 2.5 lakh tonnes of imported pulses were supplied to states for distribution through PDS.