Tur up in Kalaburagi on mills demand; flat in Akola.

Prices of tur in Kalaburagi were up because of a rise in demand from millers. Acreage of tur across the country is down 19% on year at 4.2 million ha. This is also seen supporting the upside in tur prices. The country harvested 9.33 million tonne Chana in the last crop year ended June, up sharply from 7.06 million in the previous year. Traders, however, believe that the government’s data on chana production was inflated, and the crop may have been much smaller, as stocks are low.

Akola tur prices tad up on hope of demand revival.

Prices of tur in the benchmark market of Akola, Maharashtra, rose a tad because of expectations of a revival in demand. Expectations of near record output in Karnataka are seen weighing on tur prices. The first advance estimates, production of tur in 2017-18 is estimated at 3.99 million tonne, down from 4.78 million tonne the previous year.

Akola tur down on weak demand, govt sale.

Prices of tur at Akola in Maharashtra were down because of weak demand and sale of the commodity by government agencies. In Mumbai, lemon tur was down 50 rupees and in Kalaburagi, a key market, it was down by 150 rupees.

Akola tur down as yield seen up; Kalaburagi mkt shut.

Prices of tur in Akola, Maharashtra, were down because of expectations of rise in the crop’s yield due to fresh spell of rains in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions. Despite a fall in acreage this year, fresh spell of rains in key growing regions of Maharashtra is likely to boost yield.

Farm secretary says 2017-18 tur production seen tad down on year.

India’s tur production for 2017-18 is likely to be slightly lower on year. The farm ministry, in its fourth advance estimate released in August, had predicted India’s 2016-17 tur output at 4.78 million tonne. Tur output is expected to come down slightly, but output of urad is seen higher from last year. A significant decline in area under tur so far is likely to pull down output for the pulse this season but higher acreage under urad is seen raising production. The area under tur crop fell nearly 18% on year to 4.3 million ha as of last week, and that under urad was at 4.26 million ha, up 21% on year.

Maharashtra pegs 2017-18 tur output dn 43% on low area.

Tur output in Maharashtra for 2017-18 (Jul-Jun) is seen falling 43.3% on year to 1.15 million tonne due to lower acreage and yield. The tur output in the state in the year-ago period was at a record 2.04 million tonne. Farmers have covered lesser area under the pulse this season as tur prices traded below the minimum support price of 5,450 rupees per 100 kg including a bonus of 200 rupees.

Sterility mosaic infection spotted on tur in Karnataka.

An outbreak of sterility mosaic infection has been spotted on the tur crop in some districts of Karnataka. The infection is caused by an insect attack and humid weather is conducive for its spread. Agrimet has advised farmers to uproot the infected plant and spray insecticide to control its spread. Karnataka is the second largest producer of tur in the country after Maharashtra. Farmers in the state have sown the crop over 878,000 ha as of Sep 7, down 26% from last year.

Tur dn in Kalaburagi as trade lean on GST confusion.

Prices of tur in Kalaburagi, Karnataka, because of subdued trade due to confusion over the new amendment in the goods and services tax. Traders were uncertain about how branded and non-branded items distinguished for the purpose of determining the GST rate applicable.

Tur down in Kalaburagi as confusion over GST prevails.

Prices of tur in Kalaburagi, Karnataka, fell as confusion over the new amendment in the goods and services tax led to lower buying of the commodity. Traders were uncertain about how branded and non-branded items distinguished for the purpose of determining the GST rate applicable.

Karnataka pegs 2017 tur crop down 45% at 663,000 tonne.

Production of tur in Karnataka is estimated to have declined 45% on year to 663,000 tonne in kharif season due to sharp fall in acreage and yield. In 2016-17, tur prices had slipped below minimum support price because of a record high output, which prompted farmers to shift to cotton sowing from tur in the current kharif season.

MMTC invites bids for sale of 8,266 tonne tur, 2,963 tonne urad.

MMTC Ltd has floated a tender to sell 4,211 tonne imported tur from the 2016 Malawi, Mozambique crop and 2,963 tonne urad from the 2016 Yangon, Myanmar crop. The tur and urad are lying at the Central Warehousing Corp in Virungambakkam and Madhavaram in Chennai and National Collateral Management Services Ltd’s M.K, Balaji and PKC warehouses. Bids must be submitted on Sep 19, and opened the same day. The bids remain valid for acceptance till Sep 25. In another tender, MMTC invited bids for sale of 4,055.64 tonne imported tur from Africa and 2,491.56 tonne red lentils imported from Canada.

Centre allows import of additional 44,000 tonnes of tur dal.

Following the imposition of annual import ceiling on pigeon peas (tur dal) fixed at two lakh tonne last month in response to the glut in the domestic market, the Centre has allowed an additional 40,000-44,000 tonne of the pulse to be imported. This has been done to accommodate the orders already paid for by traders prior to the restriction. It was brought to the notice of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade that some traders had already given advance to foreign suppliers before the import ceiling was imposed. Since they can’t get their money back they are being allowed to import the contracted amount. When the government imposed the import restriction of an annual 2 lakh tonne on tur dal, the import limit had almost been reached. So the additional amount that is coming to the market is just restricted to the 44,000 tonne of pigeon peas that was contracted before the restriction was imposed.

Delhi tur dal and Chana prices rise due to demand increases.

Prices of gram and tur rose by up to Rs 200 per quintal at the wholesale market on pick-up in demand from retailers. Uptick in demand from retailers against restricted supplies from producing belts amid some enquiries from dal mills mainly helped gram and tur prices to trade higher.