Will bumper yield of pulses derail India’s deal with Mozambique?4 min read 15 Oct 2017, 11:47 PM IST
Following a record crop of 23 million tonnes in 2016-17, the import of pigeon peas from Mozambique in 2017-18 seems a commitment India cannot keep
New Delhi: A bumper crop should ordinarily mean good news but a record harvest of pulses in India last year has led to a problem of plenty. So much so that India seems unable to keep a commitment it made to Mozambique last year to import pigeon peas—a popular pulse variety locally known as arhar—prompting a visit by Mozambican officials to New Delhi to seek clarity on the matter.
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