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Commerce ministry invites bids for pulses imports

The commerce ministry today invited applications from millers and refiners of pulses for import of certain amount of pigeon pea, and moong dal for the current fiscal.

“Application process for import of 2 lakh tonnes of pigeon peas/toor dal and 1.5 lakh tonnes for urad and 1.5 lakh tonnes for moong is laid down,” the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) said in a trade notice.

It said that the applications will be received between May 12 and May 25 this year.

“The allocation of quota to each applicant shall be notified on June 1…The total available quota for each category will be distributed equally or the applied quantity, whichever is lower, amongst eligible millers/refiners,” it said.

The quota, however, will be issued with the condition that importers will complete their imports by August 31 this year.

Further, it said that licence holders would have to submit statements indicating the actual arrival of shipments at the Indian port