India's 2020-21 pulses import may fall by 50% if government doesn't extend import quotas, says IPGA
As Indian government struggles to support the domestic pulses farmers who are getting non-remunerative prices due to the second consecutive year of bumper production, trade body Indian Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has claimed that large scale smuggling of pulses from neighbouring countries is hurting the interests of domestic farmers and traders.
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People tend to opt for yellow peas as it is much cheaper than chana and tur dal.
Traders want import cap on moong, urad
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Pulses to ease in 15 days as more shipments arrive: IPGA
"We expect prices of pulses to drop appreciably in a next few weeks on the back of large quantities of pulses scheduled to arrive at Indian ports," IPGA Chairman told.
Heavy rains bring down prices of pulses
A July 26th forecast by National Australia Bank predicted a fall in chick peas and lentils from their peak of $1,200/tonne to $700/tonne by September 2017.
Pulses imports may rise to 5 mn tonnes in Apr-Dec: Industry
IPGA said the pulses prices have gone up in domestic market due to fall in production on account of poor and unseasonal rains in two consecutive crop years.
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NCDEX signed an agreement with IPGA to work in collaboration to increase the effectiveness of trade tools, including lifting of trading restrictions.
Pulses imports likely to cross three-million tons in FY13: IPGA
The import of pulses is likely to cross three million tonnes this fiscal due to growing demand, country's apex body of pulses industry and trade said.
Smuggling of pulses hits importers and farmers
India had imported a record 5.8 mn tonnes of pulses in FY16, followed by 5.6 mn tonnes in FY18.
Nafed to undertake ‘good procurement’ of chana
Nafed had procured 68 lakh tonnes of pulses during past three years as India.
Government plans to extend urad imports till June on likely domestic shortage: Sources
According to sources, "So far, only 2 lakh tonnes of urad has been imported. The pulses situation was reviewed recently by the concerned ministeries and a consensus has emerged to give time till June for undertaking the import of rest of the quota."
Government pushes for zaid crops to mitigate Kharif deficit
The recent focus on zaid crops has paid off well as area under cultivation during this period has been on rise since last few years. As compared to kharif sowing which is being done across 107 million hectare, zaid planting, mostly pulses, is done across less than 2 per cent of that area.
Consumer affairs ministry seeks removal of import bar to check pulses price hike
This year, the government has allowed 400,000 tonnes of tur dal import and the window closes on Friday. The import window for urad and moong closed on October 31. “Like onion, pulses may also see a steep price rise. Delay in allowing imports will not help,” said the consumer affairs ministry official.
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