Center extends import of Tur and Urad under ‘Free category’ for another year, till 31st March, 2023.


The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution on 29th March 2022 has decided to keep the import of Tur and Urad under ‘Free category’ till March 31, 2023 in order to stabilize prices of essential food commodities.

The Government had allowed the import of Tur, Urad, and Moong under the ‘Free category’ w.e.f May 15, 2021, till October 31, 2021, in order to ensure smooth and seamless imports. The Free regime in respect of import of Tur and Urad was thereafter extended till March 31, 2022. This policy measure has been supported with facilitation measures and close monitoring of its implementation by the concerned Departments/organization.

However it has now been extended till 31st March 2023. This measure will ensure seamless import of these pulses to augment the domestic availability. It is expected that sufficient availability of these pulses will make them available to the consumer at affordable prices.

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