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Govt restricts import of moong and urad dal at 3 lakh tonnes

The government had earlier this month put restrictions on imports of tur

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

Dal imports, Moong import, Urad dal import
A farmer removes husks from green gram (moong) at her farm on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India. Photo: Reuters

India has capped imports of (moong) and black matpe (urad) at 300,000 tonnes, the government said in a on Monday, as the prices of the have plunged due to record production.

The restriction will help support local prices of both the in the world's biggest importer of the pulses, but will put pressure on producers such as Myanmar, Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi which rely on exports to India.

In the financial year running from April to March traders can no more than 300,000 tonnes of green gram, also known as moong locally and or urad.

The government had earlier this month put on imports of pigeon peas (tur) at 200,000 tonnes


First Published: Mon, August 21 2017. 20:05 IST