MMTC to import 22,000 tonnes of pulses in March-April

MMTC to import 22,000 tonnes of pulses in March-April
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First Published: Tue, Feb 19 2008. 11 17 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Feb 19 2008. 11 17 AM IST
Mumbai: India’s MMTC Ltd on Tuesday floated an import tender for 22,000 tonnes of pulses to be delivered in March-April, the company said on its Web site. (http://www.mmtclimited.com)
Of the total quantity, the company plans to import 12,000 tonnes of red gram or arhar, 6,000 tonnes of black gram or urad and 4,000 tonnes of chana or chickpea.
The bids will close on 26 February, the company said.
India, the biggest producer, consumer and importer of pulses, is battling rising prices as production stagnated at 12-14 million tonnes a year, well below its consumption of 16 million tonnes.
In April the federal government announced it planned to import 1.5 million tonnes of pulses.
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First Published: Tue, Feb 19 2008. 11 17 AM IST
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