OREANDA-NEWS  Since the beginning of 2024, Russian exporters have shipped a total of almost 500 thousand leguminous crops to India, which has become a record figure. This was stated by Deputy head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Anton Karmazin, his words are quoted by Interfax.

Leguminous crops include peas, lentils, beans, soybeans, chickpeas, peanuts and other species. Karmazin considered the saturation of this segment of the agricultural market to be "quite serious".

He added that the Indian authorities have removed from Russian suppliers the mandatory requirement of fumigation (a method of controlling pests and microorganisms by treating objects or premises with toxic gases) with methyl bromide of any cereals, legumes, oilseeds. Prior to that, without appropriate processing, these types of agricultural products could not enter the Indian market, Karmazin concluded.

Earlier, The Economic Times newspaper reported on the intention of the Indian authorities to return to the purchase of Russian grain for the first time in six years. This aspiration is due to the desire of the Indian side to stabilize rising prices in the domestic market and replenish grain reserves depleted due to crop failure. To purchase Russian grain, local authorities will need to abolish the 40 percent tax on wheat imports.