- The government has started afresh to control the prices of tur dal becoming expensive.
- In this sequence, it has been decided to import 50 thousand tonnes of tur dal every year from the South East African country of Malawi.
- This arrangement has been made for the next five years.
- Once this happens, the prices of tur dal in the domestic market are expected to be controlled.
The government has come afresh to control the prices of expensive tur (tur) dal. In this sequence, 50 thousand tons every year from the South East African country Malawi. Pigeon Pea will be imported. This arrangement has been done for the next five years. Once this happens, the prices of tur dal in the domestic market are expected to be controlled.
The Director General of Foreign Trade, a unit of the Union Ministry of Commerce, yesterday notified a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the import of 50,000 tonnes of tur dal from the South East African country of Malawi. In a public notice issued on Thursday, the DGFT said that India will release a quota of 50,000 tonnes of tur dal imports every year from Malawi through private trade during the next five financial years – 2021-22 to 2025-26 (April-March).
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Pulses will be imported from Malawi by 202-26
“As per the MoU approved between the Government of India and the Government of Malawi, notification has been issued for import of 50,000 tur dal from Malawi between 2021-22 to 2025-26,” the DGFT said. DGFT in a second public notice also notified the import of 2,50,000 tonnes of urad dal and 1,00,000 tonnes of tur dal from the neighboring country during 2021-22 to 2025-26 under the MoU between India and Myanmar. .
Arhar yield was reduced in 2020 -21
The production of tur (tur) has been estimated to decrease during the year 2020-21. This is the reason why it has shown its effect on the prices. The overall availability of pulses in the country may remain low due to shortfall in the outstanding stock of last year. Presently, the retail price of Arhar Dal has gone up to more than Rs 100.
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effect of unseasonal rain
Arhar is cultivated here in Kharif season. It takes nine months for its harvest to be ready. Tur was sown well in the last Kharif season, but in the subsequent months, the prospects of good production were dashed due to unfavorable weather. Tur production was reduced by 23 per cent to 2.95 million tonnes due to unseasonal rains. Whereas during the last season 2019-20, the total tur production in the country was 36.5 lakh tonnes. Besides, the carryover stock of tur in the country had come down to a five-year low of 3.1 lakh tonnes. On the other hand, only 1.4 lakh tonnes were left with NAFED and FCI.
Production was not uniform in major tur producing states
In the last Kharif season, Karnataka, the main producer of tur, has been satisfactory and production has been satisfactory, but in other major producing states of Maharashtra, especially Vidarbha and Marathwada, there was a decline in the yield due to unseasonal rains at the time of harvesting. Apart from Myanmar, tur is imported into India from many countries including Tanzania and Sudan.
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