Pulses Production Scenario: Policy and Technological Options(Policy Brief No. 26)

Reddy, A A and Bantilan, M C S and Mohan, G (2013) Pulses Production Scenario: Policy and Technological Options(Policy Brief No. 26). Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Historically, India is the largest producer, consumer and importer of pulses. Although it is the world’s largest pulses producer, there is still a huge shortage of pulses and also, the prices are not affordable to a large section of consumers. An immediate need is the development and dissemination of low-cost technologies in pulses production, so that they can be affordable to the common man. Even though pulses production increased by 3.35% per annum during the last decade, the cost of production and consequent prices are too high to be affordable to the common man; to increase production at lower cost is a bigger challenge. The earlier experience shows that technological efforts need to be supported by the right policy environment to harvest fruits of R&D in agriculture (Reddy 2009). Still, the productivity of pulses in India is low at 694 kg/ha, and to make pulses production internationally competitive, the average yield levels need to be increased to at least 1ton/ha...

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Divisions: RP-Market Institutions and Policies
CRPS: CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 15:24
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015 06:03
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6812
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