New Delhi: State-owned trading firm MMTC Ltd plans to sell 2,500 tonnes of Australian dun peas in the domestic market.
The company has invited bids that close on 11 December. A decision on the tender would be taken by 18 December, MMTC said in a statement.
“The first lot of dun peas weighting 363 tonnes has been shipped from Australia and is expected to arrive at Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu around 18 December. The remaining 2,137 tonnes are expected to arrive in January 2008,” the company said.
MMTC said the offer should be made in lots of 500 tonnes or more. Parties bidding for full quantity would be given preference.The peas would be of Australian orgin, grown in the 2007 season.
MMTC has contracted for import 4,500 tonnes of dun peas since April 2006, of which, 1,960 tonnes arrived on 13 November.
So far, the company has imported 1.98 lakh tonnes of dun peas, urad and yellow peas.