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India-Canada tensions: India keeps its finger on the masoor pulse

This share got further tilted towards Australia in the first three months of 2023-24 financial year

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi

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The diplomatic row with Canada, among other factors, could potentially disrupt masoor imports into India. Masoor is primarily cultivated in Canada, and India is a significant importer of this commodity.

Fortunately, in recent years, India has been diversifying its sources of masoor imports. During this period, Australia’s share of total imports has steadily increased, while Canada’s share has declined. Therefore, if imports from Canada were to be halted, Australia could step in to meet demand.

While data from 2018-19 to 2021-22 shows Canada’s share in India’s total annual masoor imports consistently at 79-82 per cent and Australia’s at 6-20 per

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First Published: Sep 19 2023 | 10:15 PM IST

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