prpri Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs (Amendment) Order, 2021 Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs (Amendment) Order, 2021

MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
(Department of Consumer Affairs)
ORDER
New Delhi, the 2nd July, 2021

S.O. 2674(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955), the Central Government hereby makes the following order further to amend the Removal of Licensing Requirements, Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs Order, 2016, namely:–

1. Short Title and Commencement-

(1) This order may be called the Removal of Licensing Requirements, Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs (Amendment) Order, 2021.

(2) It shall come into force with immediate effect.

2. In the Removal of Licensing Requirements, Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs Order, 2016, in clause 3, in sub-clause (2), item (i) shall be inserted namely: –

“(i) All Pulses put together (except Moong) , for a period up to 31st October 2021 with following stock limits for all States and Union Territories;

    • Wholesaler: 200 MT (subject to condition that there should not be more than 100 MT of one variety)
    • Retailer: 5 MT
    • Millers: Stock limits will be last 3 months production or 25% of annual installed capacity, whichever is higher.
    • Importers:

√ Stock limit applicable to wholesaler will also apply to importers for stocks held in stock / imported prior to 15th May 2021.

√ For stocks imported after 15th May 2021, stock limit applicable to wholesaler, will apply after 45 days from date of customs clearance.

3. In case the stocks held by respective legal entities are higher than the prescribed limits then they shall declare the same on the portal (fcainfoweb.nic.in) of Department of Consumer Affairs and bring it to the prescribed stock limits within 30 days of the issue of this notification.

4. It shall be ensured that pulses stock is regularly declared and updated on the portal of this Department i.e. Department of Consumer Affairs.

[F. No. S-10/4/2016-ECR&E]
ANUPAM MISHRA, Jt. Secy.

Note: The principal order was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 929(E), dated the 29th September, 2016 and was subsequently amended vide numbers S.O. 3341(E), dated the 27th October, 2016, S.O. 1288(E), dated the 25th April, 2017, S.O. 1600(E), dated the 17th May, 2017, S.O.2785 (E), dated the 25th August, 2017, S.O. 3136(E), dated the 27th September,2017, S.O. 3397(E), dated the 23rd October,2017, S.O. 3422(E), dated the 25th October,2017, S.O. 4079(E), dated the 27th December,2017 and S.O. 2414(E) dated the 13th June, 2018, S.O. 2826(E), dated the 6th August, 2019, S.O. 3540(E), dated the 29th September, 2019, S.O. 4298(E), dated the 28th November, 2019, S.O. 4341(E), dated the 3rd December, 2019, S.O. 4417(E), dated the 10th December, 2019, S.O. 4471(E), dated the 16th December, 2019, S.O. 901(E), dated the 27th February, 2020 and S.O. 3776(E), dated the 23rd October, 2020.

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