After making onion and flour available at subsidized rate, National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation of India (NCCF) is going to sell ‘Chana-Dal’ (chickpea) with name ‘Bharat Dal’ at Rs 60 per kg beginning next week in Bhopal.
The market Retail price (MRP) of the dal is currently Rs 75 per kilogram. Aparna Singh, NCCF manager, said, “Our next step is to sell Chana-dal at Rs 60/kg. Its market rate is Rs 75/kg.
Bharat dal will be available from next week.” NCCF is already selling onions at a rate of Rs 25/kg while Bharat-Aata at Rs 27.5/kg. Bharat Aata, currently being sold only in Bhopal, will be made available in Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Bina, said the official.
NCCF will gradually cover other districts and ensure commodities at subsidized rates to the public, said the official, adding that the main aim is to check inflation in the market.
This article has been republished from The Free Press Journal.