To meet the shortfall in domestic supplies, the Centre has permitted imports of 4 lakh tonnes of tur and 1.5 lakh tonnes of moong for the financial year 2021-22. In its latest notification, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has allowed traders to import these pulses, along with millers and refiners. Import shall be allowed for millers/refiners/traders and will be allocated equally to a pre-determined number of applicants through an algorithm-based lottery system, as per procedure to be issued by DGFT, the notification said.
Besides, the government has extended the date for import of 1.5 lakh tonnes of urad for the current financial year from March 31 to April 30, based on trade request considering the current difficulty in importing from Myanmar. For 2021-22, the government had recently announced urad import quota of 4 lakh tonnes, as per a report.