State govt plans law to check prices of pulses, curb hoard­ing

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - Pradip Ku­mar Maitra pradip­maitra@hin­dus­tan­

NAG­PUR: In a first for the state, the gov­ern­ment plans to bring in a law to check prices of es­sen­tial com­modi­ties, par­tic­u­larly pulses, and to curb hoard­ing, CM Deven­dra Fadnavis told the As­sem­bly. The law, if en­forced, will reg­u­late and con­trol the prices, making it tough for traders to sell com­modi­ties be­yond a spec­i­fied price. “We will check if the gov­ern­ment can bring in a price reg­u­la­tory author­ity to pre­vent hoard­ing of pulses be­fore send­ing the pro­posed law to the Cen­tre for ap­proval. Controlling prices in open mar­ket is tough, but we are hope­ful of a nod,” Fadnavis said.


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