Despite the increase, Utility Stores Corporation continues to supply pulses to the public at much lower prices than the market. Spokesperson
Islamabad (VOM) : The spokesperson of Utility Stores Corporation has issued an explanation regarding the increase in the prices of pulses.
That according to the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules, tenders for the purchase of pulses are conducted in a clear and transparent manner and the tender is awarded to the lowest bidder as per the quality check.
This time Utility Stores Corporation got higher rates of pulses due to which the rates have been revised.
Despite this increase, the Utility Stores Corporation continues to provide pulses to the public at much lower prices than the market.
At utility stores, pulses are available at Rs 220 per kg, while in the market, they are available at Rs 240 to Rs 300 per kg. Dal Masoor Rs 310 per kg while the same quality is fetching Rs 340 per kg to Rs 390 per kg in the market. There was no change in the price of white gram. Similarly, beans are available at Rs 270 per kg while black gram is available at Rs 220 per kg.
A subsidy of Rs 20 per kg is also being given on dal chana, white gram and dal masoor.
Utility Stores Corporation has always strived to provide affordable and quality products to the public۔