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Farmers irked as prices of pulses fall below MSP ahead of rabi harvesting

Dabba trading, smuggling of peas contribute to price fall ahead of rabi harvesting

Early rabi harvest worry on warmer winter
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In its latest report, chana output is forecast to decline by 5.4% to 9.58 mt during the ensuing rabi harvesting season, compared to 10.13 mt of output reported in the previous year.

Dilip Kumar Jha Mumbai
With rabi harvesting a few weeks away, prices of pulses in select mandis have slipped to trade below their minimum support price (MSP) — the threshold at which the government procures the kitchen staple.
 
While chana (Bengal gram) in Gadag (Karnataka) is selling at Rs 4,122 a quintal — 11 per cent below its MSP of Rs 4,620 a quintal — prices of moong (green gram) in Nasrullaganj (Madhya Pradesh) slipped to Rs 5,201 a quintal — a staggering 26 per cent below its MSP of Rs 7,050 a quintal. 
 
Similarly, tur (red gram), masur (lentil), and black

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First Published: Feb 18 2020 | 2:27 PM IST

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