MMTC invites bid for import of 5,000 tn tur dal

Amid production concerns due to back-to-back drought, the government has issued a tender for importing 5,000 tonnes of pigeon peas (tur) to boost domestic supply and control prices.

Govt procures 15,000 tonnes of pulses so far for buffer stock
Govt procures 15,000 tonnes of pulses so far for buffer stock

Stating that pulses supply remain a "challenge", Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said the government is in import mode and has procured over 15,000 tonnes of pulses so far from farmers to create a buffer stock.

 

Indian scientists breed high-yield super arhar variety

The Indian scientists have found a new form of arhar pulse called PADT-16 which takes less time in cultivation than the arhar dal.

Govt to import 5,000 tonnes of tur dal
Govt to import 5,000 tonnes of tur dal

MMTC has invited global bids for import of 5,000 tonnes of pigeon peas of the latest crop from Myanmar, Malawi, Mozambique or any other origin.

Govt offloads 1.12 lakh tonnes of seized pulses in retail market
Govt offloads 1.12 lakh tonnes of seized pulses in retail market

The prices have declined from the peak of Rs 200 per kg in October to Rs 160 at present due to various government measures including unearthing of hoarded stock and offloading that in the retail market.

 

Direct MMTC, STC to import dal, boost supply: Ram Vilas Paswan to Commerce Ministry
Direct MMTC, STC to import dal, boost supply: Ram Vilas Paswan to Commerce Ministry

Fearing rise in dal prices even next year, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday asked the Commerce Ministry to direct trading firms such as MMTC and STC to start importing and boost domestic supply.

 

Govt to import 10,000 tonnes of pulses to check prices
Govt to import 10,000 tonnes of pulses to check prices

The government Friday decided to import 10,000 tonnes of pulses for buffer stock and extend zero import duty on chickpeas and masoor till September 2016 as part of its steps to boost local supply and check prices.

More dal imports on govt table to cool prices
More dal imports on govt table to cool prices

The government is examining the need to import more lentils to boost domestic supply even as it keeps a tab on imported pulses lying idle at ports and prices continue to rule at up to Rs 178 per kg.

51,000 tonnes seized pulses offloaded in retail market
51,000 tonnes seized pulses offloaded in retail market

Over 51,000 tonnes of pulses, out of 1.3 lakh tonnes seized during the raids, have been offloaded in the market so far as part of the government's steps to boost domestic availability and control prices.

Commerce Ministry to hold meeting with pulses importers tomorrow
Commerce Ministry to hold meeting with pulses importers tomorrow

Concerned over widening gap in demand and supply of pulses leading to exorbitant rise in prices, the Commerce Ministry will hold a meeting Wednesday with importers on their strategy on dealing with the situation in the coming months.

 

Drought-hit India's quest for water hampered by thirsty crops

Back-to-back droughts for the first time in nearly 30 years mean some rural areas in the north are running out of water for human consumption and agriculture, prompting warnings of serious consequences if urgent action is not taken.

 

Pulses price rise: Govt may import more lentils to check prices
Pulses price rise: Govt may import more lentils to check prices

Pulses prices continue to rule high due to fall in domestic production by 2 million tonnes in the 2014-15 crop year (July-June) due to 14 percent deficit monsoon.

No delay in pulses import due to Bihar elections: Balyan
No delay in pulses import due to Bihar elections: Balyan

Pulse prices have been ruling as high as Rs 180 per kg in the retail market across the country as their production slumped 2 million tonnes in the 2014-15 crop year on poor and untimely rains.

 

Retail inflation rises to 5% in October on dearer food items
Retail inflation rises to 5% in October on dearer food items

Overall consumer food inflation during the month rose to 5.25 percent in October, government data showed Thursday.

Over 4,660 tonnes seized pulses offloaded in open market: Govt
Over 4,660 tonnes seized pulses offloaded in open market: Govt

The prices of lentils are continuing to rule higher up to Rs 190 per kg in most retail markets despite several measures taken by the government including action against hoarders, stock holding limits on traders and importers among others.

 

Pulses prices fall by Rs 20, to ease more on kharif arrivals
Pulses prices fall by Rs 20, to ease more on kharif arrivals

Following the sustained de-hoarding operations undertaken, the government said, the wholesale and retail prices of pulses have moderated in the last two weeks.

Govt seizes over 1.20 lakh ton of pulses; dal prices falling but still costly
Govt seizes over 1.20 lakh ton of pulses; dal prices falling but still costly

Over 1.20 lakh tonnes of pulses have been seized from hoarders across the country so far as part of the government's steps to control prices of lentils, which still remain expensive for common man.

States to release 98,000 tons seized pulses in market from next week
States to release 98,000 tons seized pulses in market from next week

Dal prices are expected to cool down further in the coming days as state governments will release over 98,000 tonnes of seized pulses in the open market from next week.

State governments start selling tur dal at Rs 120-145/kg
State governments start selling tur dal at Rs 120-145/kg

As per the Consumer Affairs Ministry's data, retail prices were still ruling high at Rs 200/kg today, while Urad is selling at Rs 190/kg, moong dal at Rs 130/kg, masoor dal at Rs 110/kg and gram at Rs 85/kg.

Has govt failed to contain dal prices?

Dal prices rose to a record high of Rs 210 per kg sending the government into fire fighting mode.

Watch our programm 'Has govt failed to contain dal prices?' on Taal Thok Ke Extra Strong.