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Lentils import surges by 57 percent in eight months

LAHORE (Dun1000ya News) – Import of lentils and pulses have surged by at least 57 percent in the first eight months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16, Dunya News reported Thursday.

Reliance on imported pulses has increased owing to lesser indigenous production. In the first eight months of the Fiscal Year, import budget has hit Rs 41 billion.

Mash pulse price, in recent days, was being sold above Rs 260 per Kilogram (Kg) in local markets while gram lentil above Rs 120 per Kilogram.

On the other hand, raised import has increased burden of foreign debts.

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