Enhancing the Productivity and Production of Pulses in India

Gowda, C L L and Srinivasan, S and Gaur, P M and Saxena, K B (2013) Enhancing the Productivity and Production of Pulses in India. In: Climate Change and Sustainable Food Security. National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, pp. 145-159. ISBN 978-81-87663-76-8

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Abstract

Pulses are major sources of proteins among the vegetarians in India, and complement the staple cereals in the diets with proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. They contain 22-24% protein, which is almost twice the protein in wheat and thrice that of rice. Pulses provide significant nutritional and health benefits, and are known to reduce several non-communicable diseases such as colon cancer and cardiovascular diseases (Yude et al, 1993; Jukanti et al, 2012). Pulses can be grown on range of soil and climatic conditions and play important role in crop rotation, mixed and inter-cropping, maintaining soil fertility through nitrogen fixation, release of soil-bound phosphorus, and thus contribute significantly to sustainability of the farming systems .

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2013 08:33
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2013 08:33
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7101
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