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.