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

New 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