Print
XClose
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
08 JAN 2019 4:35PM by PIB Delhi
Price Rice of Essential Items

Government has taken various measures from time to time to stabilize prices of essential food items which, inter-alia, include appropriately utilizing trade and fiscal policy instruments like import and export duty, Minimum Export Price, export restrictions, etc. to regulate domestic availability and moderate prices; imposition of stock limits and advising States for effective action against hoarders & black marketers ; and, provision of higher Minimum Support Prices to incentivize farmers for increasing production. Government is also implementing Schemes which, inter alia, include Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Food Security Mission (NFSM), National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP), etc. for increasing agricultural production and productivity through appropriate interventions. Besides, Government is also implementing Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) to help moderate the volatility in prices of agri-horticultural commodities like pulses, onion, and potato. Ministry of Food Processing and Industries (MoFPI) has also formulated a new scheme “Operation Greens” for integrated development of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) value chain which, inter alia, has the objective of price stabilisation for producers and consumers by proper production planning in the TOP clusters and introduction of dual use varieties. These policy interventions by Government had ensured that prices of the majority of essential food items monitored by Department of Consumer Affairs have remained relatively stable or declined with only a few recording marginal increase during 2018 over prices in 2017. Details of prices are Annexed.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food &  Public Distribution, Shri C.R. Chaudhary in Lok Sabha today.

ANNEXURE

 

 (Unit: in ₹/kg)

Year

2017

2018

Commodity

 

 

Rice

29.23

30.05

Wheat

23.90

24.20

Atta (wheat)

26.24

26.43

Gram Dal

87.28

66.47

Tur Dal

84.02

71.07

Urad Dal

92.35

70.83

Moong Dal

77.57

73.46

Masoor Dal

70.32

61.29

Groundnut Oil (Packed)

131.00

125.79

Mustard Oil (Packed)

106.98

106.16

Vanaspati Oil(Packed)

77.71

80.32

Soya Oil(Packed)

85.21

89.34

Sunflower Oil(Packed)

93.10

96.28

Palm Oil(Packed)

70.37

76.68

Potato

14.94

19.02

Onion

22.41

23.64

Tomato

32.32

21.82

Sugar

42.63

38.92

Gur

44.72

43.11

Milk (₹/ltr.)

41.58

42.31

Tea Loose

202.76

209.19

Salt

15.11

15.22

Source: - State Civil Supplies Deptt.

 

 

*****

APS/AS