September 15, 2017 / 2:58 PM / 6 months ago

India lifts ban on export of few varieties of pulses - govt statement

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India, the world’s biggest producer of pulses, has allowed exports of a few varieties of pulses, a government statement said on Friday.

Pulses are kept on display for sale in a shop at a market in Ahmedabad, India, June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File photo

They are red gram, black gram and green gram, locally known as arhar, urad and moong.

India banned exports of pulses a few years ago when domestic prices jumped due to a production shortfall.

Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; editing by Susan Thomas

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