Tur down in Akola as trade subdued after holidays.

Prices of tur fell in Akola, Maharashtra due to lower demand as trade was subdued after festivals. In the benchmark market of Akola, the commodity was sold down 50 rupees from previous close, while arrivals remained steady at 300-400 bags (1 bag = 100 kg).

Relief for tur importers if deals prior to Aug 5 registered.

Importers of tur, who had signed import contracts prior to a quantitative cap on overseas purchases on Aug 5, can avail relaxation on the import cap if they register those contracts with the government. Such contracts registered by the regional authorities after verifying that companies had entered into contracts prior to Aug 5. The government on Thursday had relaxed the norms by allowing consignments from Myanmar and other exporting countries for which advance payments were made prior to the restriction.

Tur down in Kalaburagi as govt relaxes import norms.

Prices of tur in Kalaburagi in Karnataka were down as the government relaxed norms for import of the commodity from Myanmar. Importers of tur, who had signed import contracts prior to a quantitative cap on overseas purchases on Aug 5, can avail relaxation on the import cap if they register those contracts with the government.

Rajkot Tur dal prices improved due to short supply.

Market delivery prices of food grains and pulses at Rajkot in India western state of Gujarat opened on a mixed trend. Bajri prices eased due to low retail demand. Tur Dal prices improved due to short supply. Arrivals-transactions at market yard are low. It resumed after 10 days as commission agents called off their strike.

India OKs tur import from Myanmar.

India, which had capped import of tur at 200,000 tonne earlier this month, has now relaxed the curbs for tur consignments coming from Myanmar for which advance payments had been made prior to the restriction. Tur import consignments from Myanmar for which advance payments were made before Aug 5, and invoices and payment documents have been authenticated by the Myanmar government and banks, allowed to come in despite the import cap. The relaxation comes as a relief to Burmese pulses exporters, which have sold large quantities of tur to India. On Aug 5, India had capped import of tur at 200,000 tonne per annum to check the fall in local prices following a bumper harvest of pulses in 2016-17. The import cap, in effect, was a ban on further imports of tur, as India had imported close to 250,000 tonne of tur during Apr-Jul. The import restrictions on tur are not applicable to imports under bilateral trade agreements.

Tur down in Gulbarga on weak demand from millers.

Prices of tur in Gulbarga, Karnataka, were down because of weak demand from dal millers. Arrivals were steady at 5,000-6,000 bags (1 bag = 100 kg). In the benchmark market of Akola, prices were steady, as low demand offset a decline in arrivals.

MMTC to auction masoor, tur via NCDEX e-Markets.

MMTC offer 10,992.06 tonne of masoor imported from Canada and 1,846.97 tonne of tur imported from Kenya and Mozambique for auction through NCDEX e-Markets. The pulses are stocked at warehouses in West Bengal, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Tur down in Latur on subdued demand from dal millers.

Prices of tur were down in Latur, Maharashtra, owing to subdued demand from dal millers and domestic stockists. An increase in the arrivals of the pulse also weighed on price. Arrivals were estimated at 7,000 bags (1bag=100kg), as compared to 5,000 bags on previous close.

Tur down in Akola on limited demand at higher rates.

Prices of tur fell in the benchmark market of Akola, Maharashtra, due to subdued demand at higher rates. Prices of the commodity had increased due to improved sentiment, following the government decision to cap imports of urad, moong and tur. Arrivals were steady at 600-700 bags (1 bag = 100 kg). Kalaburagi, a key market for tur, was closed due to strike by traders protesting the mandatory e-payment system launched by the Karnataka government Rashtriya e-Markets Services.

Tur prices decline in Akola as arrivals double.

Prices of tur in Akola, Maharashtra, declined as arrivals doubled amid higher realization for the commodity. Prices have been hovering around four-month highs recently, due to an improvement in sentiment for the commodity after the government limited annual imports to 200,000 tonne.

Govt says no more import of tur in FY18 as cap of 200,000 tonne hit.

More imports of tur in the current financial year are not required as the 200,000-tonne limit for the fiscal has already been hit. The government has capped import of tur at 200,000 tonne per annum in a bid to check the sharp fall in domestic prices. The import restrictions though not apply to the government import commitments under bilateral trade agreements and other pacts. The move of capping imports comes in the wake of domestic tur prices plunging to fresh lows due to bumper production. Huge procurement to buoy the falling prices by the government also did not serve the purpose.