Free to export of all types of pulses

Union Cabinet has approved removal of prohibition on export of all types of pulses.

Briefing media after Cabinet Meeting in New Delhi this afternoon, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, the decision will give farmers greater choice in marketing their produce and will lead to improved incomes.

He said, opening of export of all type of pulses will help the farmers to dispose of their products at remunerative prices and also encourage them to expand areas of sowing.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs empowered chaired by Secretary, Food and Public Distribution to review export-import policy on pulses and consider measures such as quantitative restrictions and change in import duties.

The Cabinet also gave its nod for continuation of sub-schemes under umbrella scheme, Integrated Child Development Services, ICDS.

More than 11 crore children, pregnant women and lactating mothers and the Adolescent Girls will be benefited through this scheme.

The approved schemes include Anganwadi Services, schemes for adolescent girls, Child Protection Services and National Creche scheme.

Cabinet also approved increase in carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under the Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme for the Middle Income Group under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

Cabinet also gave nod for continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary beyond 12th Five Year Plan.

Cabinet approved deputation of Group ‘A’ officers of Department of Telecommunications and other Ministries, with Telecommunication and Information Technology background, to Telecommunications Consultants India Limited.

The Cabinet was apprised of Agreement between the Indian National Science Academy and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on Scientific and Technological Cooperation.

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