Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the Government will build up buffer stock of pulses through imports to tackle spike in prices. Mr Jaitley said in New Delhi that the government will invoke price stabilisation fund which will bear costs like handing charges, milling and processing to reduce rates of pulses.
He hoped that the prices of pulses will come down as a result of measures taken by the government. He said, States are also being asked to lift pulses stock to increase supplies in market and cool prices. The Finance Minister said, there is a shortage of 20 lakh tonnes of pulses in the country.