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Tag: Pulses

Eat soy, nuts, pulses daily for healthy heart

Toronto: Replacing one to two servings of animal proteins like meat and milk products with plant proteins such as soy, nuts and pulses daily could reduce main cholesterol markers and prevent your risk of heart disease and stroke, finds a study. The findings showed that one to two servings of plant proteins every day could […]

Distressed sale: Farmers dump vegetables, pulses on road

Jajpur: Expressing frustration over distress sale in absence of storage facilities and adequate market system, hundreds of farmers from the district and outside under the banner of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) today staged protest in an innovative way by throwing their agricultural produce like vegetables, pulses items on the road at Chandikhol in the […]

Odisha extends VAT relaxation on pulses till March 31

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday extended the value added tax (VAT) concession on pulses and dals for another three months till March 31. “The cabinet has decided to extend the time limit for reduced VAT on pulses for a further period of three months,” said […]

Odisha needs short duration pulse seeds variety

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today said it requires better fertiliser and short-duration seed variety of arhar and moong to fit to local cropping system as the state finds it difficult to meet annual requirement of about 12 lakh tonne of pulses. The state government has set a target to produce 13 lakh tonne of pulses […]

Stockholding of pulses: Raid on two malls in city

Cuttack: Acting on the directive of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs to submit a report on the stock-holding of pulses in various shopping malls as part of the government’s anti-hoarding operations, a five-member team of the District Civil Supplies department raided some leading malls in the city here today. The team, led by Assistant Civil […]

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Cabinet nod to 4% VAT cut on pulses from July 1

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief to customers groaning under the skyrocketing prices of pulses, the Odisha Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) on pulses from the existing 5% to 1%. To be effective from July 1, The VAT reduction, however, will be effective for a period of three months […]

Traders, Opp fume as State delays VAT waiver on pulses

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has paid little heed to the Central government’s advice to exempt pulses from VAT and other local taxes, inviting sharp criticism from Opposition parties and traders’ association. “Even though three days have already passed since the Centre appealed to the States to exempt pulses from VAT and other taxes in a […]

Stock limit, licensing fee introduced for pulse, oil traders

Bhubaneswar: To rein in the uncontrolled spike in prices of pulses and oil, the Odisha government has issued a stock holding and licensing order. The order stipulates the quantity of pulses, oil seeds and oil that traders can hold in inventory. The State government has also introduced license fee and security deposit for trading in […]

Odisha to buy 5, 000 tn of pulses from Centre for sale in state

In a bid to arrest the rising prices of pulses in Odisha, the Food and Supplies department is mulling purchase of 5,000 tonne of pulses from the Centre to sell the commodity to consumers in the State

Traders attribute rise in pulse prices to hoarding by big firms

Prices of pulses are going up due to hoarding by large size companies selling essential commodities, especially malls, alleged traders on Saturday

Price rise looms as traders stop import of pulses, wheat

Cuttack: With talks on exemption of value added tax (VAT) on food items like wheat products and pulses between the State government and the traders yielding no results, import of these essential commodities was stopped by the traders from today raising concerns of a price rise. Import of all pulses, rava, flour, maida, oil, and […]

Traders to stop import of pulses from April 1

Bhubaneswar: Disgruntled over the State government’s ‘failure’ to exempt value added tax (VAT) from essential commodities, the traders’ association here has decided to stop import of pulses, wheat and wheat products from neighbouring States from April 1. The traders’ body argued that though nine months have been passed since it assured to take a call […]