Remove curbs on peas, urad imports to meet shortage of pulses: IPGA
IN VIEW of a likely shortage of some varieties of pulses, industry body IPGA recently demanded that the Government remove restrictions on import of peas and urad (black gram). Presently, import duty on peas is 50 per cent. On top of it, the Government had last month not only fixed a minimum import price (MIP) of Rs 200 per kg on peas but also allowed to import only 1.50 lakh tonne till March 2020 in a bid to restrict shipments and protect domestic farmers. In case of urad, the government has fixed import quota of 4 lakh tonne for this fiscal.