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Pulse Prices Continue to Rise; GOI Restricts Imports   India’s Ministry of Commerce has extended the yellow pea import restriction through 31 March 2019. The import restrictions’ goal is to curb cheaper imports and help boost domestic pulse prices. The Government of India (GOI) has previously extended the restriction for 3 months several times before as India imported large quantities of pulses at the same time domestic production was rising. This led to a slump in India’s domestic prices.  India is the world’s largest pulses producer and should produce near 24 MMT of pulses in 2018/19, of which 9.22 MMT was produced during the Khariff season (harvested in October 2018). India produced 25.23 MMT of...

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