AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
19 Jun 19, 01:00 PM
Krishi VaartaOutlook Agriculture
Pigeon Pea Imports to Limit Increased to 4 lakh Tonnes
The Ministry of Food and Public Distribution has increased the arhar (pigeon pea) import limit from the existing two lakh tonnes to four lakh tonnes to retain retail rates in check, reaching Rs. 100 per kg.
It also permitted the sale of two lakh tones of pigeon pea from its buffer stock. On June 4, the government decided to allow two lakh tonnes of pigeon pea to be imported. This decision was taken at a joint conference of the Food Ministry, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Agriculture. Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the state would not tolerate any attempt to hoard.
According to Paswan, the government had a buffer stock of 11.53 lakh tonnes besides storage of 27.32 lakh tonnes with National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation. He said 1.75 lakh tonnes of pigeon pea was also to be imported from Mozambique under G2G agreement.
Source: Outlook Agriculture, June 11, 2019
If you find this information useful, click on the yellow thumbs up sign under the photo and also share this with your farmer friends using the options given below.