Enhancing the Productivity and Production of Pulses in India

Gowda, C L L and Samineni, 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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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
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2013 08:33
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 08:21
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7101

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