India seeks deal with Argentina & Brazil for pulses imports

Published Dec 6, 2023

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India has approached Argentina and Brazil to grow pulses varieties such as tur and urad and export them to India. The government is aiming to reduce its import dependence on pulses from a few countries. India has also explored the possibility of growing pulses in Ethiopia and Tanzania to boost domestic supplies.
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After signing memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with Mozambique, Malawi and Myanmar for importing pulses, India has approached Argentina and Brazil for deals under which the South American countries will undertake to grow tur and urad varieties with an obligation to export the products to India. Sources told FE that discussions have been initiated with Argentinian authorities for growing pulses varieties which India imports in substantial quantities. Rohit Kumar Singh, secretary, department of consumer affairs recently held discussion with Argentina ambassador in India Hugo Javier Gobbi for growing pulses in the South American country. In a recent visit of Brazilian officials from the agriculture ministry to the country, India urged Brazilian authorities to explore the possibility of the deal. Officials said that the government is aiming to reduce the import dependence of pulses varieties from a few countries. The domestic consumption of pulses in South American countries is ...
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