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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 

India has capped imports of green gram (moong) and black matpe (urad) at 300,000 tonnes, the government said in a notification on Monday, as the prices of the pulses have plunged due to record production. The restriction will help support local prices of both the lentils 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 import no more than 300,000 tonnes of green gram, also known as moong locally and ...

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