The Government has also introduced a quota system only for millers and refiners for the import of tur, moong and urad, according to a notification by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). To avail this quota, dal millers have to submit applications between May 15 and 25. The allocation of quota for each beneficiary will be notified on June 1 and millers have to complete their imports by August 31, the DGFT said.
Suresh Aggarwal, President of the All India Dal Mill Association based out of Indore, said the move will benefit Indian farmers as the import quota has been reduced compared to the previous year and only millers and refiners have been allowed to import.
The Government set restrictions on pulses imports in August 2017. The free import of tur, moong and urad has been restricted by imposing a quota of 2 million tonnes import on tur and 3 million tonnes on moong and urad together.