Why Centre failed to control price of dal?
Agriculture Economist Ashok Gulati said that India's normal production of pulses is 19 million tonnes and this reduced by 2 million tonnes during 2014-15. On top of that, India imports 4 million tonnes and overall consumption of pulses in India is 23 million tonnes. He said Centre failed to keep buffer stock by importing pulses continuously due to which there is no price stabilisation. Moreover, stockists have become hoarders with which the Centre is not aware of how much stock of pulses are available for consumption.