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India paid Rs 10,772 crore to import pulses in 2015

India paid Rs 10,772 crore to import pulses in 2015

NEW DELHI: India has imported 22.37 lakh tonnes of pulses valued at $1,612 million (Rs ​10772.9 crore) till September in the current financial year, Parliament was informed on Monday.

During the April-September period, maximum inward shipments of lentils came from Canada at 9.30 lakh tonnes, followed by 5.52 lakh tonnes from Myanmar and 2.23 lakh tonnes from Australia.

According to the data shared by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Lok Sabha, the country had imported 45.84 lakh tonnes of pulses in the last fiscal.