Area under kharif pulses may go up by 15% driven by higher prices

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Published Apr 17, 2024

Tridge summary

The upcoming kharif season is expected to see an increase in the cultivation of key pulses such as tur, urad, and moong, driven by high market prices and the anticipation of above-normal monsoon rains forecasted by the India Meteorology Department due to the La Nina phenomenon. This shift in cultivation preference is attributed to the disappointing returns from soybean crops and the persistent high prices of pulses in the domestic market, despite the government's removal of import duties. State governments and seed companies are promoting the cultivation of pulses, aiming to address the low domestic production that has plagued the country for the past two years and to move away from less profitable crops like soybean.
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The acreage under pulses like tur, urad and moong is expected to increase in the coming kharif season.Trade and industry experts said record high prices and forecast of above normal monsoon rains would likely draw farmers to these key kharif pusles, as returns from soyabean have been below expectation.Low domestic production of pulses has kept its price high in the country over the last two years. Even the government's move to remove import duty has not helped much. Consumers have been paying ₹180-200/kg of tur dal.In 2023, the acreage for pulses in the kharif season had declined by 5.4% from the previous year to 123.57 lakh hectares due to delayed and deficit rains during the crucial sowing season.This year, industry expects a 10-15% increase in the area sown under tur crop."We expect that farmers may switch from soyabean to tur this year if they get good rainfall. This year, they are getting remunerative prices for tur, while prices of soybean have been ruling low," said Nitin ...
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