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Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Centre writes to States again to ensure reduction in edible oil prices.The Department

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

Centre writes to States again to ensure reduction in edible oil prices.

The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) to meet all States/UTs tomorrow to review action taken on stock limit order on Edible Oils

Rigorous measures being taken by the Centre to ease prices of Edible Oils in view of the festive season

Stakeholders advised not to hold the stocks in excess of two months of the storage capacity

Posted On: 24 OCT 2021 5:16PM by PIB Delhi

The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) will be meeting all States/UTs on Monday, October 25, 2021 through video conferencing to review the action taken on the stock limit order on edible prices.

In a letter written to all states by Secretary DFPD, Shri Sudhanshu Pandey, the Department has outlined initiatives taken by the Centre to ease prices of Edible Oils for relief of consumer and keeping the festive season in mind.

The DFPD is monitoring the prices of edible oils and there availability to the consumers. This is especially important to the context of the upcoming festival season in which demand of edible oils will increase. Various steps have already been taken by the government like based on the interaction with all the states and edible oil industry associations, stock disclosure notification has been issued and DFPD has created a web portal to monitor the stock of edible oils/oilseeds on a weekly basis in the country.

Demand and consumption of edible is different for the different states/UTs as per the preference of the consumers. However, for finalizing the stock limit quantity of edible oils and oilseeds, the states/UTs may consider/explore the previous stock limit imposed for edible oils and oilseeds by the state/UTs. It may be considered that any stakeholder (refiners, miller, wholesaler etc.) should not hold the stocks in excess two months of the storage capacity.

For guidance states may prefer to indicative limits which may have been imposed by states earlier is enclosed for consideration. However, for other categories similar quantities as appropriate for the state may be fixed. For example: for refiners, stocks of maximum of 2 months of the average scale of last six months could be used. Similarly, quanitities may be fixed for extractors/millers may be fixed.

COMMODITY-WISE STOCK LIMIT IMPOSED BY STATES/UTS SINCE 2002

COMMODITY () STATES/UTs()

Pulse

(2006-17)

Edible Oil

(2008-18)

Edible Oilseeds

(2008-18)

Onion

(2014-16)

(2017-18)

(2019-20)

Sugar

(2009-11)

(2016-18)

Rice

(2008-14)

Paddy

(2008-14)

Potato

(2014-15)

Andhra Pradesh

Retailers- 10-155 qtls.

Wholesalers-250- 5500 qtls

Retailers- 30-100 qtls.

Wholesalers-370- 900 qtls

Retailers- 75-150 qtls.

Wholesalers-1200- 2250 qtls

NR

Retailers- 40-50qtls. Wholesalers-1000- 2000 qtls

Trading Rice Mills- 4000 qtls

Non Trading Rice Mills- 1000-2000 qtls

Wholesalers- 250-1000 qtls

Retailers- 50- 100 qtls

Wholesalers- 750 qtls

Retailers- 150 qtls

Not Imposed

Arunachal Pradesh

Not Reported

Not Reported

Not Reported

Assam

10 qtls

Not Reported

Bihar

500-1500 qtls

250-500 qtls

500-1000 qtls

Not Reported

Chhattisgarh

300-1000 qtls

250 qtls

500 qtls

Goa

Retailers- 30 qtls.

Wholesalers- 500 qtls

Retailers- 10 qtls.

Wholesalers- 350 qtls

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 500 qtls

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 125 qtls

Gujarat

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1000 qtls

Retailers- 45 qtls.

Wholesalers- 600 qtls

Retailers- 100 qtls.

Wholesalers- 2000 qtls

Not Reported

Haryana

Retailers- 25 qtls.

Wholesalers- 250 qtls

Retailers- 25 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1500 qtls

Retailers- 25 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1500 qtls

Not Reported

Himachal Pradesh

20-150 qtls

10 qtls

50 qtls

Jammu and Kashmir

Retailers- 600 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1200 qtls

Retailers- 1100 qtls.

Wholesalers- 2200 qtls

Not Reported

Retailers- 300 qtls.

Wholesalers- 600 qtls

Jharkhand

Retailers- 50 qtls

Wholesalers- 500-

1000 qtls

Retailers- 50 qtls

Wholesalers- 300-

500 qtls

Wholesalers-50-2000 qtls

Wholesalers- 300-

500 qtls

Retailers- 50 qtls

Wholesalers- 5000 qtls

Wholesalers- 1000 qtls

Wholesalers- 1000 qtls

Karnataka

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 2000-

5000 qtls

Retailers- 50 qtls. Wholesalers-1000- 1200qtls

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1000-

2000 qtls

Not Reported

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1000-

2000 qtls

Not Reported

Not Reported

Kerala

Retailers- 20 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1000 qtls

Not Reported

Madhya Pradesh

Retailers- 40-50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 500-

2000 qtls

Not Reported

Maharashtra

Retailers-150-600 qtls.

Wholesalers-1500- 10500 qtls

Retailers- 20-40 qtls. Wholesalers-300- 1000qtls

Retailers- 100-2000 qtls.

Wholesalers-800- 20000 qtls

Not Reported

Wholesalers-2000-3000 qtls Retailers- 100-200 qtls.

Millers- 45 days grinding capacity

Wholesalers-2000-3000 qtls

Retailers- 100-200 qtls.

Millers- 45 days grinding capacity

Manipur

Not Reported

Not Reported

Not Reported

Meghalaya

Mizoram

Nagaland

Odisha

Retailers- 20 qtls.

Wholesalers- 500 qtls

Retailers- 10 qtls.

Wholesalers- 500 qtls

Retailers- 20 qtls.

Wholesalers- 300 qtls

Retailers- 8-20 qtls.

Wholesalers- 150-

500 qtls

Not Reported

Retailers- 15-40 qtls.

Wholesalers- 300-1000 qtls

Punjab

Retailers- 100-500 qtls.

Wholesalers- 2000-

10000 qtls

Retailers- 40 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1000 qtls

Not Reported

Retailers- 500 qtls.

Wholesalers- 5000 qtls

Not Imposed

Rajasthan

Retailers- 25 qtls.

Wholesalers- 2000 qtls

Retailers- 10 qtls.

Wholesalers- 100 qtls

Retailers- 100 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1000 qtls

Not Reported

Not Reported

Sikkim

Not Reported

Tamil Nadu

Retailers- 50-125 qtls.

Wholesalers-1250- 5000 qtls

Retailers- 8-20 qtls.

Wholesalers- 250-

600 qtls

Retailers- 5-100 qtls.

Wholesalers- 500-

1500 qtls

Not Reported

Dealers- 400-4600 qtls

Telangana

Retailers- 20-155 qtls.

Wholesalers-500- 5500 qtls

Retailers- 30-100 qtls.

Wholesalers-375- 5500 qtls

Retailers- 75-150 qtls.

Wholesalers-1200- 2250 qtls

30-75 qtls.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Tripura

Not Reported

Uttar Pradesh

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1500 qtls

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 750 qtls

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1000 qtls

Not Reported

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Bulk Consumers- 500 qtls Wholesalers- 1500 qtls

Commission Agents- 1500 qtls

Manufacturers- 1500 qtls

Uttarakhand

Retailers- 10-15 qtls.

Wholesalers- 150-

500 qtls

Retailers- 10-15 qtls.

Wholesalers- 150-

500 qtls

Retailers- 10-15 qtls.

Wholesalers- 150-

500 qtls

Not Reported

West Bengal

Not Reported

Retailers- 20 qtls.

Wholesalers- 500 qtls

Not Reported

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Retailers- 25 qtls.

Wholesalers- 500 qtls

Retailers- 5 qtls.

Wholesalers- 150 qtls

Not Reported

Retailers- 10 qtls. Wholesalers-400

qtls

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 50 qtls

Retailers- 100 qtls.

Wholesalers- 500 qtls

Chandigarh

10-500 qtls

5-350 qtls

30 qtls or more

Not Reported

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Retailers- 25 qtls.

Wholesalers- 250 qtls

Retailers- 15 qtls.

Wholesalers- 150 qtls

Not Reported

Retailers- 40 qtls.

Wholesalers- 275 qtls

Daman and Diu

Not Reported

Delhi

Retailers- 50 qtls.

Wholesalers- 2000 qtls

Retailers- 20 qtls.

Wholesalers- 600 qtls

Retailers- 100 qtls.

Wholesalers- 1500 qtls

Wholesalers- 1000 qtls

Wholesalers- 1000 qtls

Retailers- 50qtls.

Millers- 1000qtls

Lakshadweep

Not Reported

Not Reported

Pondicherry

# Statement is prepared on the basis of information available.

NOTE: Stock Limits shown in range conveys that, since 2002 States/UTs have imposed stock limit within this range only.

Not Reported: Either no information has been received from States/UTs or States/UTs have not imposed Stock limit on this commodity.

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