Pulses import at Tuticorin port down 59% on month at 20,324 tn Aug.

Import of pulses at Tuticorin port more than halved on month to 20,324 tn in August. The sharp decline in the reporting month comes after the government capped imports of some pulses such as urad, tur and moong. The government restricted annual import of urad and moong to 300,000 tn each, while the limit for tur was set at 200,000 tn. A fall in imports of peas and moong also contributed to the overall decline in shipments into India.