Pulses may become dearer in IndiaApril 5th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Prices of pulses may increase due to a marginal decline in production this fiscal if the prevailing dry weather conditions in both north and south India continues, International Pulses Trade and Industry Confederation said Thursday.
“If these weather conditions continue, then we will see less production of pulses and there could be a marginal increase in the prices of pulses in the domestic markets,” confederation’s honorary chair Sudhakar Tomar told reporters here.
According to India Meteorological Department, the rainfall in the country during January-March this year was five percent lower than normal. Since January, about 25 meteorological sub-divisions out of the 36 in the country have received deficient rainfall.
India produced a total of 17 million tonnes (estimated) of pulses during 2011-12.
“The weather might contribute to less production of pulses…less production in red lentils. We might see an effect on kabuli chana (chickpeas),” Tomar said.
He, however, said in the international markets prices of pulses would remain steady.
- India should allow processing of pulses for exports - Apr 06, 2012
- Mumbai to host Global Pulses Conclave - Feb 08, 2012
- Prices of pulses to stay stable despite lower yield - Dec 22, 2011
- India's northeast records 38 percent deficit rainfall - Aug 03, 2011
- Canadians offer cheaper substitutes for costly Indian lentils - Jun 07, 2010
- Inflation falls to 6.89 percent in March - Apr 16, 2012
- Bengal ration shops to continue potato sales till prices fall (Lead) - Jul 25, 2012
- Potato to be sold through ration shops in Bengal - Jul 25, 2012
- Some subsidy may be restored to tackle drought: Minister - Jul 27, 2012
- India's economic growth dips to 9-year low of 5.3 percent (Roundup) - May 31, 2012
- Drought, price rise shadow Karnataka's festival season (Karnataka Newsletter) - Jul 21, 2012
- RIL fourth quarter net profit down 21.2 percent (Lead) - Apr 20, 2012
- Plans to meet pulses shortfall: Officials - Sep 26, 2011
- Maruti Suzuki's Q4 net profit down three percent (Lead) - Apr 28, 2012
- Scanty rains to affect food production: Pawar - Jul 16, 2012
Tags: chickpeas, confederation, decline, deficient rainfall, domestic markets, dry weather conditions, honorary chair, india meteorological department, international markets, kabuli chana, kolkata, marginal increase, red lentils, south india, tonnes