Indore, Jul 16 (PTI) Traders in 270 agricultural produce markets in Madhya Pradesh on Friday stopped sale and purchase of items in protest against the Centre's decision to impose stock limits on lentils.
A Madhya Pradesh Sakal Anaj Dalhan Tilhan Vyapari Mahasangh functionary said 40,000 traders in 270 'krishi upaj mandis' took part in the protest, leading to trade to the tune of Rs 500 crore being affected.
He said the imposition of stock limits on lentils had affected traders and this was a form of torture by the Union government.
In order to check inflation and hoarding, the Centre imposed stock limits on lentils, except moong, from July 2. The directive is applicable on wholesalers, retailers, importers and mill owners till October 31. PTI HWP MAS BNM BNM BNM