Govt allows import of moong, urad if payments made before Aug 21.

The government has allowed imports of moong dal and urad dal beyond the 300,000-metric tonne-a-year cap, if importers had made advance payments before Aug 21, the date when the restriction was announced. The norms have been eased as cumulative imports of the two pulses had already touched around 300,000 metric tonne when the government announced the cap and traders, who had made advance payments but not received shipments, were caught unaware. The import of urad dal and moong dal was capped to check the fall in domestic prices amid high supplies.