New Delhi: State Trading Corporation (STC) plans to import 25,000 tonnes of pulses from Myanmar by August at a cost of about Rs70 crore.
STC would import 10,000 tonnes of urad (black mapte), 5,000 tonnes of green moong and 10,000 tonnes of lemon tur from Myanmar, which will be delivered at designated Indian ports in staggered lots, a company official said.
“Total value of the imports shall be about Rs 66.69 crore,” he said. STC seeks delivery of pulses at Kolkata, Visakahapatnam and Mumbai ports.
The government had announced in April to import 1.5 million tonnes of pulses by December-end through state-owned agencies STC, PEC, NAFED and MMTC. The decision was taken to improve the supply situation in the country, which would in turn help in containing the prices.
NAFED had floated a tender on June 1 to import 192,000 tonnes of yellow peas from the global markets by August.
Meanwhile, the shipments of about 177,000 tonnes of pulses of the total import contract of 640,000 tonnes have arrived at various ports.