NAFED to sell tur, urad via NCDEX e-Mkts.

The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India has offered to sell 10,585.41 tn of tur and 3,983.59 tn of urad through NCDEX e-Markets. The pulses are stocked at various central and state godowns in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

India tur acreage dn 4.4% on yr at 3.5 mln ha

India’s tur acreage was down 4.4% on year at 3.5 mln ha as of Wednesday. Area in Maharashtra, the largest producer, has been lower at 1.05 mln ha due to erratic rainfall. However, in Karnataka, the acreage has been higher as farmers are assured of getting the minimum support price. Area under tur in Karnataka as of Wednesday was up 9.5% on year at 806,000 ha.

Tur markets at Akola, Kalaburagi shut.

The market in Akola, the benchmark market for tur, was closed due to disagreements among some traders and officials of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee regarding payments via e-NAM. A meeting between both the sides was underway. The market in Kalaburagi, a key market for the commodity, was shut on account of a local festival.

India tur acreage down 4.4% on yr at 3.5 mln ha.

India tur acreage was down 4.4% on year at 3.5 mln ha. Area in Maharashtra, the largest producer, has been lower at 1.05 mln ha due to erratic rainfall. However, in Karnataka, the acreage has been higher as farmers are assured of getting the minimum support price. Area under tur in Karnataka as of Wednesday was up 9.5% on year at 806,000 ha.

Akola tur down in thin trade on transporters strike.

Prices of tur fell in thin trade in the benchmark market of Akola because of a a transporters strike and incessant rains. In Akola, tur was sold at 3,800 rupees per 100 kg, down 50 rupees. Arrivals were unchanged at 500-700 bags (1 bag = 100 kg). Prices were steady in Kalaburagi, Karnataka, at 3,700-3,850 rupees, with arrivals also steady at 2,000-3,000 bags.

Tur acreage down 10.2% on yr at 2.86 mln ha.

Area under tur across the country was down 10.2% on year at 2.86 mln ha. Many farmers in Madhya Pradesh, one of the largest growers of tur, have shifted to paddy this year as rains have been good and due to attractive returns.

Tur down in Kalaburagi on weak demand, steady in Akola.

Prices of tur fell in Kalaburagi due to weak demand from dal millers. In Kalaburagi, prices were at 3,700-3,900 rupees, down by 25 rupees. Arrivals were steady at 3,000 bags. In Akola, tur was sold steady at 4,000-4,050 rupees per 100 kg and arrivals were also unchanged at 1,000-1,200 bags.

The area under the tur crop across the country down

The area under the tur crop across the country down 2% on year at 2.2 mln ha. For the week ended Jul 4, the area under tur was down 20% on year. The recover in acreage in the week ended Wednesday was due to conducive rains. The acreage in key growing states Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana increased, while that in Karnataka was lower. In Karnataka, the area under tur was down 22% on year at 553,000 ha.

Centre may soon extend deadline for tur buys in Maharashtra

The Centre is likely to soon allow Maharashtra to resume tur procurement under the price support scheme beyond the deadline of May 15. The state discussed the issue with Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh, with senior officials of the agriculture department and managing director of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd

Tur prices up in Akola on bargain buying

Tur prices rose in the benchmark market of Akola due to bargain buying.Prices have been below the minimum support price of 5,450 rupees per kg due to weak demand from millers and stockists as there were sufficient supplies.

Tur prices dn in Akola on weak demand from millers.

Prices of tur fell in the benchmark market of Akola due to subdued demand from dal millers. Uncertainty over the government’s decision to procure additional tur is also seen weighing on prices. In Akola, tur was sold at 3,800 rupees per 100 kg, down 50 rupees from while arrivals unchanged at 1,500-2,000 bags (1 bag = 100 kg).