due to weather The government will import around one million tonnes of tur dal this year (December-November) and also increase its buffer stock limit to check domestic prices of pulses in the coming times due to a possible shortfall in production and wilt disease. Sources have given this information on Thursday. Top sources said it has also been decided to import pulses through open license till March 31, 2024. The government has started talks with several countries for import of pulses, the inspection norms for pulses have also been relaxed, sources said. Let us tell you that according to the government data, there has been a jump of 10 percent in the prices of pulses in the last six months. The maximum increase has been seen in the prices of Arhar and Urad Dal. The government has taken this step so that the prices do not increase further.
Arhar dal production expected to be low this year
As per reports, the decision has been taken during the review meeting of prices of essential commodities called by the Cabinet Secretary. According to estimates by the Ministry of Agriculture, production of pigeon pea is expected to decline to 3.89 million tonnes in the 2022-23 crop year (July-June) from 4.34 million tonnes in the previous year. Sources said that due to weather conditions and a disease called wilt in Karnataka’s Gulbarga region, there may be a shortfall in the production of tur dal, so the government has planned to import it. Arhar dal is mainly imported from East African countries and Myanmar.
Arhar dal price crossed Rs 118
According to the data of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, on January 12, the price of tur dal in Delhi was Rs 118 per kg. Whereas, on July 12, the price of tur dal in Delhi was Rs 100 per kg. Let us tell you that most people in India like to eat Arhar Dal. In the coming days, there was a possibility of further increase in the price due to the decrease in production. In view of this, the government has decided to import.
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