‘Traders to display rate charts of pulses’

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Food and Supplies department on Friday asked traders to display rate chart of pulses in front of their shops.

Besides, the collectors have been asked to ensure implementation of the directive and be vigilant, said Sanjay Das Burma, Food and Supplies Minister.

The lintels are being sold at different prices in different places. In Bhubaneswar, the retail price of urad dal is ranging from Rs 140 per kg to Rs 200.

The minister also stated action would be taken against hoarders of pulses in the State.

“The department is conducting raids. We would certainly take action against the godown as per the legal procedures if irregularities are found,” said Dasburma.

Earlier in the day, the supplies department seized large quantities of pulses from a warehouse in Mancheswar area in Bhubaneswar. The officials have seized the stocks from a godown of Manashya Associates.

While huge numbers of poly-sacks containing pulses were found stacked inside the warehouse, an equal quantity was found lying on the floor.

Meanwhile, the Khurda district administration and civil supplies department have conducted searches at the premises of Jai Balaji Agro Industries Ltd in Khurdha industrial area and two mills for allegedly hoarding pulses.