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Govt removes ban on export of pulses

Indian Government has removed the restriction on exports of some varieties of pulses which include tur, urad and moong dal to help farmers get “remunerative prices”.
 However, exports of these varieties of pulses can be undertaken after taking permission from agri export promotion body Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), said a government release.
 Currently, only organic pulses and Kabuli Chana are allowed to be shipped in a limited quantity. This move will improve the returns to farmers and potentially open up greater investments in the sector.
 Retail prices of tur dal is at Rs 70-75 per kg in Delhi as against Rs 80-85 per kg a year ago.
 
The country's pulses production has touched a record of 22.4 million ton in 2016-17 crop year as against 16.35 million ton in the last year, on the back of favourable government policies.