Government introduced the sale of subsidized dal- Check details here


Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State for Ministry of consumer affairs said in the statement that the government has introduced the sale of subsidized chana dal under the banner of Bharat Dal in the month of July. The dal was being sold at Rs 60 per kg for a 1 kg pack and 55 per kg for a 30 kg pack. This initiative has made the prices of pulses available to consumers at an affordable range.

Bharat Dal is also being distributed to the state government for the cooperation of their schemes, police departments, and also jails. It is even made available to retail outlets such as NCCF, Kendriya Bhandar, NAFED, and Safal.

The minister has also stated in a written reply in Lok Sabha that the pulses must be made available to consumers at reasonable prices. As the government maintains the cushions stock for five crucial dals such as chana, moong, masur, urad, and tur under the Price Stabilisation Fund (PSF).


The stocks of dals from the cushion funds are released in order to maintain the price values in the market. The stock is released in an adjustable manner and is also being provided to the state’s other welfare schemes and for the Army and Central Armed Police Force.

In a recent statement, the minister also said how the import duty on masur dal has been brought down to zero till the 31od March 2024. He said, “Import duty of 10% on tur has been removed to facilitate smooth and seamless imports. To prevent hoarding, stock limits has been imposed on tur and urad under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 on 2 June 2023 for a period till 31 October 2023.”

The Department of Consumer Affairs keeps track of the stocks being held up by different entities such as retailers, manufacturers, and traders through their online stock monitoring platform.