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Centre issues advisory for mandatory disclosure of masur stockholding

New Delhi,  The government has directed traders, millers and importers of pulses to compulsorily disclose details about their stockholding of masur (lentil) as part of efforts to prevent market manipulation and control price rise.

To ensure availability of all kinds of pulses at reasonable prices in the festive season, the government is “watching” the developments very closely and would initiate “stringent measures” to get the stock released into the market, according to Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh.

“The Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, has issued advisory for mandatory stock disclosure of masur (lentil) with immediate effect,” the Ministry of Consumer Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday.pti