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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Agriculture

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & COOPERATION

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4001

TO BE ANSWERED ON 11.05.2007

Import of Pusles

4001.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE be pleased to state:-

(a)  whether Government propose to import pulses in the near future to improve the supply and price position for consumers in the country;

(b)  if so, the quantity proposed to be imported and the country from where to be imported with the CIF, thereof at the port of landing; and

(c)  whether Government have decided the mechanism for their distribution to the consumers and if so the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
(SHRI KANTI LAL BHURIA)

(a): Yes, Sir.

(b) & (c): The Government has taken a decision allowing the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), Mineral & Metals Trading Corporation Ltd, PEC Ltd and State Trading Corporation (STC) to import 1.5 million tonnes of pulses such as Urad, Tur, Moong, Gram and yellow peas. The latest details of import of pulses by these four agencies are given in the Annexure. The imported pulses will be sold by these agencies through public tenders to augment availability in the domestic market.

ANNEXURE

Annexure to the reply to Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 4001 for 11.05.07

By Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar regarding ‘Import of Pulses’

Organisation

Item

Contracted Qty (Till date)

Price with CIF (USD/PMT)*

Source of Country

PEC Ltd.

Urad

19000

579.95

Myanmar

Moong

9000

660.85

Myanmar

Tur

10000

384.00

Myanmar

Yellow peas

1,35,000

344.35

France, Canada

TOTAL(PEC)

1,73,000

MMTC Ltd.

Urad

3000

586.00

Myanmar

Moong

1000

638.50

Myanmar

Tur

20000

412.50

Malawi/Mozambique

Dunpeas

2000

378.00

Australia

Yellow peas

53000

361.25

344.00

Canda / France

TOTAL (MMTC)

79,000

NAFED

Urad

80,000

554.00

Myanmar

Moong

5000

565.00

Myanmar

TOTAL (NAFED)

85,000

STC

Urad

30000

634.50

Myanmar

Yellow peas

70,000

365.00

Canada / France

The price is representative as it varies with contract to contract, variety of pulses, etc.