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India imposes 30% import tax on chickpea, red lentils to support farmers

This comes as the prices of both commodities are trading below the government-set levels in the local market

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

India imposed a 30 per cent tax on import of chickpea and red lentils, the government said in a statement on Thursday, as the world's biggest importer of pulses tries to support local farmers. This comes as the prices of both commodities are trading below the government-set levels in the local market. The south Asian country imports chickpea mainly from Australia, Russia, and Tanzania, while red lentils, also known massor, from Canada and the United States.

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First Published: Thu, December 21 2017. 15:59 IST
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