Pulses Production technology: Status and way forward

Reddy, A A (2009) Pulses Production technology: Status and way forward. Economic and Political Weekly, 64 (52). pp. 73-80. ISSN 0012-9976

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India is the largest producer and consumer of pulses in the world. However, pulses production has been stagnant at between 11 and 14 million tonnes over the last two decades. Per capita pulses consumption over the years has come down from 61gm/day in 1951 to 30 gm/day in 2008. This paper analyses the status of pulses production technology, constraints in cultivation of pulses and the possibilities of increasing production. It emphasises the expansion of area under short duration varieties, development of multiple disease/pest resistance varieties, use of micro-nutrients like zinc and sulphur and increase in area under rabi pulse crops to increase pulses production. The minimum support price is not effective for pulse crops; prevailing market prices should be taken into account while fixing the m s p to bridge the gap between demand and supply.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2011 07:55
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 03:55
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5159
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