Union Minister Piyush Goyal launches sale of subsidised chana dal under the brand name 'Bharat Dal'

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Union-Minister-Piyush-Goyal-launches-sale-of-subsidised-chana-dal-under-the-brand-name-'Bharat-Dal'Piyush Goyal launches sale of subsidised Chana Dal under the brand name 'Bharat Dal' at affordable prices

An Overview of the News

  • The objective of subsidised chana dal is to make pulses available to the consumers at affordable prices.

  • The government's stock of gram is converted into chana dal for distribution.

Availability and Outlets:

  • Retail outlets of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) in Delhi-NCR selling the chana dal.

  • NAFED undertakes milling and packaging of the Chana Dal.

  • Distribution through retail outlets of NAFED, NCCF, Kendriya Bhandar, and Safal.

  • State governments can procure chana dal for their welfare schemes, police, jails, and consumer cooperative outlets.

Versatile Usage and Nutritional Benefits of Chana:

  • Chana is the most abundantly produced pulse in India, consumed in various forms.

  • Chana whole: Soaked and boiled for salads.

  • Roasted chana: Served as snacks.

  • Fried chana dal: Alternative to tur dal in curries and soups.

  • Chana besan: Major raw material for namkeens and sweets.

  • Nutritional benefits: Rich in fibre, iron, potassium, vitamin B, selenium, beta carotene, and choline.

  • Supports various health aspects: Control of anaemia, blood sugar, bone health, and mental health.

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