Import levy on grains reduced

25 July 2014 02:09 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The special commodity levy on imported grains has been reduced from July 26 because of the insufficient supply of local grain to the market, the Finance and Planning Ministry said.

It said the prevailing drought was the reason for the low grain supply.

A kilo of Mysore dhal has been reduced by Rs.3; cowpea by Rs.30; watana dhal by Rs.7; green gram by Rs.32, chickpeas by Rs.5 and Kurakkan by Rs.30. (LSP)

  Comments - 4

  • Phantom Friday, 25 July 2014 03:23 PM

    More carrots to come!

    Minister Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:53 AM

    Soon the same fate will follow on parippu, seeni and kiripiti also, because the time when rulers feel that mases cannot live with Rs. 3500 (amended amount) and for shedding tears for their misfortune will come soon with the impending elections.

    Public Saturday, 26 July 2014 06:28 AM

    What about imposing tax on grains of sand, pebbles?

    SSK Saturday, 26 July 2014 02:23 AM

    Is it due to prevailing drought or upcoming elections?


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