• Select pulses slide on muted demand

    New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) Select pulses led by gram fell by upto Rs 200 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today on subdued demand from retailers and dal mills. However, masoor and its dal ended higher on selective buying. Traders said subdued demand from retailers and dal mills against ample stocks position on increased supplies from producing belts mainly led to decline in gram and other pulses prices.Read more


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  • Government likely to ban import of desi chickpeas

    LAHORE: After successive crop failures and losses to farmers, federal government at last made up its mind, and is likely to ban import of desi chickpeas (black gram), it was learnt on Thursday. The aim to check imports of desi chickpeas is indispensable with a view to stabilising the price of the new produce amid massive imports in the last two consecutive years, official sources said. Local production of this year’s crop, which is being harvested nowadays, has been estimated to be short of more than fifty percent of local consumption because of very low rains.Read more


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  • Pulses end steady in thin trade

    New Delhi, Apr 12 The wholesale pulses market ended on a flat note today as prices by and large moved in a narrow range on alternate bouts of trading and pegged at last levels. Traders said ample stocks position on increased supplies from producing belts against sluggish demand from retailers and dal mills mainly kept prices steady. Following are today's pulses' rates (in Rs per quintal): Urad Rs 3,800-5,100, Urad Chilka (local) Rs 4,600-4,700,Urad best Rs 4,700-5,200, Dhoya Rs 5,100-5,300, Moong Rs 5,000-5,500, Dal Moong Chilka local Rs 5,600-5,800, Moong Dhoya local Rs 6,200-6,700 and best quality Rs 6,700-6,900.Read more


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  • With higher output, lower prices and likely import curbs, wheat may go the pulses way

    The Indian wheat situation is turning worrisome, not because of the over-optimistic production estimate released by the Ministry of Agriculture recently, but because of the current price levels that provide no encouragement to farmers. Fraught with possibilities, the wheat may go the pulses way. The policy-makers may soon be forced to impose import restrictions in the form of higher tariffs.Read more


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  • Limited buying keeps pulses flat

    Pulses and pulse seeds in Indore mandis ruled flat amid adequate availability and limited demand from millers with masur (bold) ruling at ₹3,650 a quintal (down ₹100 from last week), while masur (Madhya Pradesh) was at ₹3,300. Masur dal (medium) fetched ₹4,700-4,800 a quintal, while masur dal (bold) went for ₹4,900-5,000 respectively. Decline in buying support dragged moong by ₹300 with moong (bold) at ₹5,200-5,500, while moong (medium) ruled at ₹4,800.Read more


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  • Pulses stay stable in thin trade

    Amid limited demand and buying support majority of pulse seeds and pulses in Indore mandis either traded low or ruled stable. Decline in buying support and rise in selling pressure dragged tur in Indore mandis in the past one week by ₹100 with tur (Maharashtra) declining to ₹4,200 quintal, while tur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at ₹3,800-3,900. Tur dal (sawa no.) fetched ₹5,350-5,450; tur dal (full) ₹6,100-6,200, while tur marka ruled at ₹6,500. Moong and its dal continued to trade higher with moong (bold) at ₹5,500-5,800; moong (medium) at ₹4,800-5,000. Moong dal (medium) was at ₹6,100-6,200; moong dal (bold) ₹6,400-6,600, while moong mongar ruled at ₹6,500-6,600 a quintal respectively.Read more


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  • Export 2.5 MT of pulses to support local prices: Traders to centre

    PUNE : India may have removed restrictions on export of pulses but this has not led to a surge in shipments because a decade-long ban on exports led to a loss of overseas markets, millers and traders said, demanding that the government export 2.5 million tonnes of pulses to support domestic prices and announce incentives for export of pulses.  A delegation of dal millers and traders met central government officials recently with key demands of incentivising exports and curbing import of  .Read more


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  • Pulse weekly outlook: Low prices change growers’ marketing tack

    After years of western Canadian farmers rushing to lock in pulse crop contracts during the spring, this year that hasn’t been the case. “Normally I would say that I’d have my plant booked to December and I don’t have a single thing booked this year. But does that mean we’re not going to sell anything? No, it just means it’s going to be done differently,” said David Newman of Commodious Trading near Victoria, B.C.Read more


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  • Government starts procuring pulses to stop price fall

    All India Dal Mill Association has been demanding to immediately ban imports and allow export of at least 25 lakh MT of pulses to check the price fall.“Pulses farmers are suffering from huge losses this season because prices have gone below MSP. “The process of procurement will continue till June 9. Government purchase will help in limiting the losses,” said association president Suresh Agrawal.MSP of chana is Rs 4,400 per quintal, masur is Rs 4,250 per quintal and mustard is Rs 4,000 per quintal.Chourasia said, “Retaining the quality of the produce is the main task. INDORE: To prevent falling prices of pulses , the state government has started procurement of chana, masur and mustard in Indore district from Tuesday.The state government is purchasing pulses from farmers at minimum support price and also offering a bonus of Rs 100 per quintal, an official from agriculture department said.Industry experts said about 50,000 farmers are likely to be benefitted by the government purchase.Read more


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  • Pulses procurement April 10

    “The process of procurement will continue till June 9. Indore: To prevent falling prices of pulses, the state government has started procurement of chana, masur and mustard in Indore district from Tuesday.The state government is purchasing pulses from farmers at minimum support price and also offering a bonus of Rs 100 per quintal, an official from agriculture department said.Industry experts said about 50,000 farmers are likely to be benefitted by the government purchase. Government purchase will help in limiting the losses,” said association president Suresh Agrawal.MSP of chana is Rs 4,400 per quintal, masur is Rs 4,250 per quintal and mustard is Rs 4,000 per quintal.Chourasia said, “Retaining the quality of the produce is the main task. These procured items will be stored in warehouses and godowns.”Industry experts said poor prices of pulses may discourage sowing in the next season hitting availability for domestic consumption.“We require about 30 lakh MT pulses every year to meet local demand if production takes a hit then imports will go up to meet the local demand,” Chourasia said. Read more


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