New Delhi: The Centre said it is monitoring prices of pulses and has asked state governments to take strict action against traders hoarding pulses. Although retail prices of pulses have cooled from last year’s level of Rs 200 per kg, rates of lentils are still ruling high at Rs 83-177 per kg range in most parts of the country. Pulse prices are under pressure due to fall in domestic production in the wake of back-to-back drought.

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