Maharashtra Farmer's Mission Welcomes GOI decision to lift export pluses
Date-17 September 2017
Late Vasantrav Naik farmers mission for Maharashtra and veteran farm activist Kishore Tiwari in a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcoming his initiative to lift export ban on pluses like Tur,udid and Mung dal as last two years net production ofTur dal has crossed 2 million tons mark Likewise, the production of mung beans also reached 22 to 24 lakh tonnes from 15 lakh tonnes. Kishore Tiwari expressed his view that the decision to lift the ban on pulses has made the way for export of pulses, due to which the farmers will be benefitted with this decision and they will get a good price.
Last year, even after the record production of pulses in Maharashtra, GOI allowed the free import of so-called pluses but widely known as Yellow beans with very less protein same time banning the export of Indian pluses which has caused heavy losses to Indian farmers hence this decision will benefit the farmers and will get a good price in the coming season and sowing of pluses will be encouraged Tiwari added.
However, Tiwari has demanded to relax the condition of seeking the approval of the Food Production Export Development Authority, which regulates the export and import of agricultural produce.
earlier very limited export of organic pulses a Kabuli Grams is permitted only with this historic allowing free export of tur, urad and groundnut pulse is freed.by Foreign Trade Directorate which has informed, that GOI has removed the export ban on these three pulses. Tiwari said that this decision has come into force with immediate effect and Tiwari expressed hope that farmers will be able to stabilize the prices of pulses in the country, Tiwari added
In 2004, the then BJP government as part of WTO agreement lifted quantitive restrictions on export and import of agriculture communities allowing massive import of cotton lint which has collapsed the cotton prices in domestic market resulting huge losses to cotton growers in central India resulting the start of farmers suicide spiral now lifting of free export of pluses to certainly give some relief to this dining cotton farmer community ,Tiwari said.