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The Union Government has recently constituted committee headed by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian

Union Government on 12 July 2016 constituted a high-level committee to review the minimum support price (MSP) and bonus for pulses.
•    The committee will be headed by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian. It has been asked to submit its report within two weeks.
•    It will look into various options to frame a long-term policy on pulses to tackle shortage.
•    It will suggest an appropriate policy to promote cultivation of lentils in India.
•    It will find the measure to contain the rising prices of pulses in the country.
•    The decision if setting a panel for the purpose was taken at a meeting which was chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who reviewed the availability of pulses and their prices.
•    The production of pulses in India is expected to increase to 20 million tonnes in 2016-17 from 17 million tonnes in 2015-16. This increase has been caused by a sharp increase in MSP announced earlier, but it will still fall short of about 25 million tonnes needed annually.

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