Govt exploring Africa for growing pulses
Government is exploring the feasibility of contract farming of pulses in African countries -- Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi -- as it looks for a long-term solution to domestic shortage and high prices.
A delegation may visit Mozambique to examine the possibility of growing pulses through contract farming, a senior government official said on Friday. “For long-term solutions of the pulses crisis, we are exploring the option of working with Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi. These countries grow tur and arhar similar to our domestic varieties. So, we are exploring this option,” the official said.