The clearance to augment the availability of tur ensuring availability and affordability to consumers in India
Rohit Kumar Singh Secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs held a meeting with Ermindo A. Pereira Mozambique High Commissioner to discuss trade and related issues about tur (Pigeon pea).
Singh conveyed concerns over procedural hurdles that cropped up since July 2023 in Mozambique causing delays in shipment of tur exports consignments from the country. He requested the High Commissioner to intervene to ensure seamless export of tur from Mozambique, just as the Government of India had implemented necessary policy measures to make the imports smooth and seamless. In this regard, the Secretary of Consumer Affairs appraised Ermindo A Pereria about the tur export consignments awaiting clearance at Mozambican ports and stressed the need for expeditious approval. It was also emphasised that the bilateral MoU for trade in tur needs to be upheld as it embodies the commitment of India and Mozambique toward producers and consumers of the two countries.
High Commissioner, Ermindo A Pereria stressed the importance of trade relations between India and Mozambique for the overall agriculture agricultural ecosystem in Mozambique. He assured that necessary steps would be initiated to resolve the current issues concerning tur trade and to ensure the smooth flow of tur exports from Mozambique to India.
The meeting between the Secretary of Consumer Affairs and the High Commissioner of Mozambique at this juncture is significant as a smooth flow of imports from Mozambique will augment the availability of tur during the coming months and ensure availability and affordability to Indian consumers.