With India proscribing its imports of tur from Myanmar, farmers in the neighbouring countries are fast replacing tur with other crops this kind of as sesame, maize and cotton, for which there is a all set industry in China and other countries close by, according to professionals.
“From a full of three,00,000 tonnes in 2015, tur output in Myanmar has fallen to 80,000 tonnes this year. As the farmers are not absolutely sure of India’s prerequisites of volumes up to 2,50,000 tonnes, which was ordinary previously, they are shifting absent to other crops,” claimed Vatsal Lilani, Controlling Director of Evertop Commodities Pte Ltd.
Lilani was amongst trade professionals who participated in a webinar organised by Indian Pulses and Grains Affiliation and India Myanmar Chambers of Commerce to focus on the tur, urad and moong problem in India and Mynamar.
He claimed Myanmar commenced rising tur only 20 many years ago