India exploring importing urad from Brazil

May 26, 2023 | blog

India is in superior talks with Brazil for the import of urad to spice up the home provide and preserve costs below management, Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh stated on Tuesday. The nation imports 7-7.5 lakh tonne of urad yearly relying on the demand-supply hole, out of which 74 per cent is imported from Myanmar, he stated.

“The agro-climatic situation in Brazil is appropriate for producing urad. We are severely exploring imports of urad from Brazil. The talks are in a sophisticated stage,” the Secretary advised reporters.

About 2 lakh tonne of urad has been imported from Myanmar up to now within the present calendar yr, he stated.
India is exploring different locations for sourcing urad in an effort to cut back its dependency on Myanmar.

Recently, the client affairs division warned exporters of pulses from Myanmar towards hoarding the commodity because it impacts home provides.

The Agriculture Ministry has estimated urad manufacturing at 2.68 million tonnes for 2022-23 (July-June), decrease than 2.77 million tonnes from the earlier yr.

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