Fact about Pulses
- Since for many centuries people have been consuming different types of pulses in their dishes.
- Pulses are not lost their nutritional value even stored for months or years.
- But yes those need to protect from insects and fungus.
- Pulses are the key source of proteins, vitamins as well as use in different types of cuisines.
- These are very good sources to get proteins from pulses for vegetarians
Pulses import by 2020
According to the report by govt. of India, there are around 6,50,000 tons of pulses need to be import in 2020, There is a huge deficit in pulses harvesting in India for regular consumption by the people so that is allowed to buy good protein-rich pulses from outside of the country.
In 2015-16, due to drought in different parts of the country same also suffered in pulses harvesting such as Maharashtra and Karnataka. So, to keep an eye on that govt. allowed duty-free imports. But there is a record of imports 6.6 million tons of pulses in the 2016 and 2017 fiscal year which is led to a crash in local prices.
Do you know? India is biggest pulses consumer in the world. Mainly varieties of pulse importing by India from different geographic location of the world such as arhar dal (split pigeon peas), Masoor dal (red Lentils), Chana dal(split chickpeas), Chole (garbanzo beans), Yellow peas, Green gram are imported from Russia, Canada, China, Australia and Myanmar as per our consumption or demand accordingly.
Predictably as per Directorate of Economics and Statistics and Department of Agriculture Govt of India, in 2015-16 domestic production swelled from 16 million metric tons to 22 million metric tons in 2016-17. However international markets react as they began anticipating a slowdown in India’s imports policy. Generally, the softening of pulses prices in international markets alerts for India’s policymakers that something what is changing in the current market.
Production of Pulses and it’s Demand as well as Availability
Sources: Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Ministry of commerce and industry erstwhile planning commission, reply to unstarred Lok Sabha Question No, 6185 on 11 April 2017.
Thus, India’s government allows import of more pulses. That is ride quickly to proceed hurriedly by higher prices and growing demand, that’s why more farmers began switching to cultivate more pulses as per our consumption in the country. The higher production of pulses imports flooded in the markets. So that’s why the prices for pulses have been crashed. More so farmers are make loud and violent. After that the government has decided to crack down in import duties for farmers.