New Delhi: Asking different states to continue raids to check hoarders, the union government on Thursday said over 1.2 lakh tonnes of pulses had been seized across the country so far.
“The state governments have continued operations to check hoarding of pulses. So far 9,304 raids have been conducted and 1,20,907.90 tonnes of pulses seized,” union ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution said in a statement.
The ministry advised the state governments to continue the drive against hoarders under the Essential Commodities Act.
The seized pulses would be released in retail markets across the country to tame skyrocketing prices, that touched Rs.200 per kg for arhar.
Earlier, state-run Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC) had floated a tender to import 18,000 tonnes of pulses (both tur and urad).
Men with a diet rich in animal protein and meat such as sausages and cold cuts could be at a greater risk of death, finds a study.
The study found men who favoured animal protein over plant-based protein in their diet had a 23 per cent greater risk of death than men whose diet was more balanced in terms of their sources of protein.
In addition, a high overall intake of dietary protein was associated with a greater risk of death in men who had been diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer.
However, a similar association was not found in men without these diseases, said the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
“These findings should not be generalised to older people who are at a greater risk of malnutrition and whose intake of protein often remains below the recommended amount,” said Heli Virtanen, a postdoctoral candidate from the University of Eastern Finland.