Over 2,700 quintal pulses seized in Delhi to prevent hoarding

Over 2,700 quintal pulses were seized during inspection of godowns by officials of Delhi government’s Food and Civil Supplies Department to prevent hoarding and keep a check on prices in the national capital. Seven teams, each headed by sub-divisional magistrates, were deployed in Najafgarh, Uttam Nagar, Badarpur, Alipur, Libaspur, Siraspur, Kondli and Narela area, a senior official said. “A total of 30 godowns were today checked and 2,784.70 quintal pulses found in excess of stock limit has been seized from two godowns located in Uttam Nagar and Alipur area,” the official said. Last week, the department had seized 6776.60 quintal pulses found in excess of stock limit. The department will continue such inspections to prevent hoarding of pulses by dealers and retailers so that it is available to the consumers in the national capital at affordable prices, the official added.

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