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Pulses import grew 20 per cent to 5.67 million tonnes in FY17

With record high production of 22.14 million tonnes, availability increased by 27.8 mn tonnes

Rajesh Bhayani  |  Mumbai 

A record high crop output, along with record imports, has created a mayhem in pulses market, with farmers unable to sell pulses even at the minimum support price announced by the government. In FY17, the total import if pulses increased 19.9 per cent to 5.67 million tonnes, which, along with 22.14 million tonnes of crop, has improved the availability for the year by around 27.8 million tonnes, against the average normal consumption of 24 million tonnes. At the end of March, the government had imposed a 10 per cent import duty on tur. However, it did not much help farmers, as by ...

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First Published: Wed, May 03 2017. 12:46 IST
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