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After almost three months of sluggishness in the country, once again the prices of pulses have started increasing. The reason for this increase is believed to be the delay in the southwest monsoon in the pulse growing areas of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. This increase has been seen in the major wholesale markets of the country since last week. Arhar dal has increased by five per cent and urad by about 3-4 per cent. According to the latest data of the India Meteorological Department, till June 28, the rainfall across the country has been 10 percent below normal. In this too, the total rainfall in the pulse growing regions of Central and Northwest India has been 31 per cent less than normal. According to the data till Monday, the southwest monsoon has reached nine states and one union territory and there has been less rain than normal.
Monsoon from June 1 to June 28
Area Actual Normal Percentage Change
East and Northeast India 359.1 302.7 18.63
North West India 54.9 67.7 -18.91
Central India 105.5 153 -31.5
South Peninsula 127 149 -14.77
Total 134.6 149.8 -10.15
Source: India Meteorological Department (Figures: in millimeters)
Available data shows that till June 24, the area under pulses across the country is 36 per cent lower than the same period last year. On the other hand, the area under sowing of tur is about 55 percent less than the same period last year. On the other hand, the area under urad is 52 percent less. All India Dal Mill Association traders associated with Madhya Pradesh say that with the onset of monsoon in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, tur and urad are sown extensively in the month of June. But this time sowing is getting delayed. Earlier the monsoon was expected to arrive on June 10. After this, it was expected to come on June 15. Now June 28 has also passed and there is no increase in rain. Due to this the prices of pulses are increasing.
Traders say that if the rains start soon, the market will stabilize, because then the possibility of delay in crop preparation will end. In Chennai, the price of urad urad rose to Rs 7,250-7,350 per quintal on Saturday. Which reached Rs 7,425 a quintal on Tuesday morning. The price of imported urad also increased by about $ 15 to $ 940 to $ 1040 per tonne from Saturday. The price of tur in Chennai market was Rs 6,300 per quintal last week, which has increased from Rs 6,325 to Rs 6,450 per quintal on Tuesday.
Good arrivals in Chennai markets
People associated with the Dal Mill Association say that at this time good arrivals are happening in the markets of Chennai. Because of this traders use it as a standard. Among other pulses, the price of lentil and moong has also increased, while the price of gram has decreased marginally during this period. April to June are generally weak months for pulses demand as customers have other options. This increase in prices is due to weak monsoon. If the monsoon does not progress satisfactorily, the price may continue higher for the next 3-4 days and may cross above the MSP post Diwali.
Hope is tied to good rain
The Meteorological Department says that now the monsoon has reached in many states. In the next few days, rain may occur in remaining parts of Bihar, some more parts of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and some parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The Meteorological Department has said that some areas of Arabian Sea and Gujarat, some areas of Rajasthan, remaining areas of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi will receive good rains in the next few days. is likely to.