Shortage pushes up dal price, Tur costs Rs 180 per kg
New Delhi: The price of Arhar or Tur daal has gone up again in the retail market trading between Rs 145-180 per kg.
Apart from Tur, price of other pulses have also crossed Rs 100 mark in national capital. The rates released by the department of consumer affairs states that while Dhuli Masoor is available between Rs 124 and Rs 180, Urad is sold between Rs 112 to Rs 136.
Moong dal, which was available for Rs 99 per kg till last month, is now being sold for Rs 109 per kg. The price of Masoor dal is up from Rs 96 per kg to Rs 101.
According to the officials in the food and civil supplies department of Delhi government, shortage of dal has caused prices to skyrocket this year and that no relief is expected before December.
From tomorrow, the officials said, imported tur dal will be sold through Kendriya Bhandar outlets across the city and also will be available at Safal outlets by this weekend.
The government had decided to wait for at least 10 days or so before looking at means of additional procurement.
The government has also made arrangements to import another 2000 MT tonnes of tur dal from MMTC (India-based international trading company) to check the prices.