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Govt to import more pulses to tame prices

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New Delhi:  Under pressure to rein in retail prices of pulses that have shot up to Rs 155 per kg, the government decided to import additional 5,000 tonnes of tur dal to boost domestic availability. Import of 10,000 tonnes of tur and urad dal is already in the pipeline and the first consignment will reach by September 23, it said. Barring chana dal, retail prices of all pulses are ruling above Rs 100/kg across the country. The maximum increase in prices has been seen in tur and urad dal.