- Urad, Moong, Tur and Chana prices rose from Rs 5 to Rs 8 per kg
- Due to low supply and high consumption during the festive season, pulses prices may increase
In the coming festive season, common people may also face inflation on pulses along with vegetables. This inflation can be seen from Rs 5 to Rs 8 per kg. At the same time, there is also a possibility of supply being less than the demand in the coming days. In such a situation, prices may increase further. According to experts, in the last two years, there has been a decrease in production against the demand and there is a delay in issuing licenses against the import quota, due to which the price of pulses is increasing. At the same time, experts are also attributing bad weather to the rise in prices.
How much inflation has increased in a month
Talking about the past month, the price of major pulses has increased from Rs 500 to Rs 800 per quintal. There has been an increase of Rs 500 per quintal in the price of urad dal, while tur dal has seen an increase of Rs 600 per quintal. The price of moong has increased by Rs 800 per quintal. Chana price has seen a rise of Rs 500 per quintal in the last one week. According to Suresh Agarwal, president of All India Dal Mill Association, there have been about 3,000 applications for the license to import tur and moong dal. No action has been taken by the government yet. According to demand, the price of pulses may be further increased during the festive season due to supply being low.
How much is the price of pulses?
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Processed pulses also increase in price
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Status of pulses production in the country
The prices are seeing a rise due to lower domestic supply compared to consumption. Currently, the annual consumption of pulses is close to 240 million tonnes. According to the data of the Ministry of Agriculture, the total production of all pulses in the crop year 2019-20 i.e. July 2019 to June 2020 was 230.01 lakh tonnes, while in 2018-19 the production was seen at 220.8 lakh tonnes. The record production of pulses in 2017-18 was 254.42 lakh tonnes.
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