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).
Do red velvet cheesecake, french fries or fish fries entice you but you refrain from eating those owing to the high-calories they contain? Take heart.
Choosing these high-calorie options first might help you opt for a healthier meal later, says a new research.
The study showed choosing indulgent dessert first may lead to eating lower-calorie meals.
“We believe diners who chose the indulgent dessert first then picked healthier main and side dishes to make up for their high-calorie dessert.
“Diners who picked the healthier dessert may have thought they already had done a good deed for their bodies so they deserved higher-calorie food further down the cafeteria line,” said Martin Reimann, Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona in the US.
The experiment was conducted in the cafeteria of the EGADE Business School at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.
For the study, researchers included 134 diners aged between 18 and 60 with an average age of 32.
They placed either a healthy or less healthy dessert (fresh fruit versus lemon cheesecake).
There were also healthy and less healthy main and side dishes including grilled chicken fajitas and a small salad or fried fish and french fries.