Nagpur: The All India Dal Mill Association has demanded the Central Government to lift the current export ban on pulses at the earliest. The Association’s President Suresh Agrawal, Vice President Subhash Gupta and Secretary Dinesh Agrawal submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ramvilas Paswan and said that the export of pulses has been banned since the past 10 years.
The ban was enforced considering the situation at that time. There was shortage of pulses in Indian markets for a brief period and the prices were also rocketing. But now the situation has improved and hence the ban of pulses export should be lifted at the earliest, demanded the Association.
“The ban on pulses export has hit the Dal Mills hard. Their export market has come to a standstill. Because of the ban, a number of Dal Mills have come up in many countries such as Dubai, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Turkey, Tanzania and many African countries and thus affected the export of pulses from India. The lifting of export ban would boost the capacity of the Dal Mills.
The Dal milling industry (many small and medium enterprises) has a large idle capacity. Exports will boost capacity utilisation; generate employment and income in the milling industry, also building the case for its future modernisation,” the All India Dal Mill Association stated and demanded to lift the ban.