Insights into Editorial: Bring pulses under Public Distribution System

  Brief Background: Two back-to-back deficient monsoon years (2014-15 & 2015-16) resulted in sharp fall in production of pulses in the country 16.32 million tonnes (mt) in crop-year 2015-16, the lowest in the decade. In October 2015, tur or arhar dal retail prices rose to a record Rs 200/kg because of a huge demand-supply gap. …