Centre removes custom duty on Masur Dal to augment its supply


In a distinct move the government has removed custom duty on Masur Dal. The government has also reduced agriculture infra development cess on it from 20% to 10 %. Both these steps taken by the union government are aimed at checking the price rise of this everyday staple in the country while boosting its domestic supply at the same time. These moves will altogether have revenue implication of about Rs 1100 crore.

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