As prices head south, tur dal farmers seek Centre’s support | Business Line

At present, Tur market arrivals in Kalaburagi are mainly from the neighbouring district of Vijayapura, where production of Tur has caught up in recent years with farmers shifting to pulses.Besides a bigger crop, the prevailing cash shortage could also exert pressure on farmers to sell their produce immediately after the harvest, growers said. Farmers have planted a record acreage under Tur this year, raising expectations of a bumper harvest.“One of the main reasons for the price fall is the massive imports that the Centre and traders have contracted from various countries. In a bid to protect domestic growers from the price fall, the Centre should immediately start procurement,” said Chamaras Malipatil, State President of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha.To keep prices under check, the Centre earlier this year had allowed imports at zero duty and approved creation of a buffer of 20 lakh tonnes for market intervention.

Source: As prices head south, tur dal farmers seek Centre’s support | Business Line

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