The plate of ordinary people is getting expensive. Due to continuous decreasing inward demand and increasing demand, the prices of pulses in Uttar Pradesh’s Mandis are being seen in a big way. In the last one month, the prices of Arhar dal were sold at around 50 percent. The pulses which were sold at the rate of Rs 80 per kg last month, are now selling around Rs 120 per kg. Even in bulk, they are running from 8600 to 9500 rupees per quintal. Apart from pigeonpea, other pulses have also become expensive, but their pace is less. At present, after vegetables, mustard, now pulses have spoiled the taste of the plate. Let us tell you that mustard oil prices have also increased by more than 20 percent compared to early September.
Effect of government intervention
Expert says that the government has not distributed import licenses till now. After getting the import license, when the pulses start running, then its price will start to decline. Apart from this, Nafed has a stock of pulses, that too, there can be a softening of the price of pulses when it comes in the market. According to Ajay Kedia, managing director of Kedia Advisory, the government can take a decision on this in a week or two as the inflation of pulses can become a big issue in the assembly elections in Bihar. On any positive step of the government, who will have stock of pulses, they will try to get it out. Due to the increase in arrivals, the price of Arhar dal may fall.
Inward decrease despite a bumper crop
Anuj Gupta, deputy vice president energy and currency, Angel Broking, said that 38.3 lakh tonnes of Arhar dal was produced this time, but due to floods in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, 15 to 20 per cent of the crop was destroyed. Due to this, there has been a decrease in the arrival of lentils. According to the data released by the Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, in 2020, the Kharif pulse is estimated at 48.2 lakh tonnes. According to the government data, there will be a fall in the prices of pulses when the new crop of pulses comes because the government figures show better production estimates.
Base price of arhar dal Rs 50-60
According to Anuj Gupta, the price of pulses can go from 130 to 150 in retail. According to Anuj Gupta, the price of pulses will decline by January. It can be expected that it reaches its base price. The base price of pulses is 50-60 rupees.
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