Restaurateur Saurabh Khanijo said he doesn’t understand how such a move would work in practice given how Indians tend to order in restaurants.
A maximum quantity of one lakh tonne of potato would be procured under the scheme by the state agency, said a press release issued by the ministry.
With the law, govt plans to bring in a unified single trading licence apart from developing yards for specific commodities.
Economists and govt officials said agri growth in the fertile plains of the state can gallop with effective steps and close coordination between the state govt and the Centre.
A bumper rabi production should ease the pressure on household budgets. A sudden increase in temperatures had raised fears that the wheat crop may take a hit.
The move comes ahead of peak wheat arrivals in mandis while the tur crop has already been harvested.
Monsanto was seeking an injunction on the use of its technology after the termination of its agreement with Nuziveedu Seeds.
Tur and urad futures were banned in January 2007 owing to price volatility and irregularities, while chana was suspended last year after prices soared.
India is the world's biggest aggregate consumer of the sweetener and often imports the commodity when local output falls, to prevent prices from soaring.
The government may soon make a decision on allowing foreign-funded retailers to sell non-food items, the minister told reporters.
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