Availability and utilization of pearl millet in India

Basavaraj, G and Rao, P P and Bhagavatula, S and Ahmed, W (2010) Availability and utilization of pearl millet in India. SAT eJournal, 8.

PDF (Open Access) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (68kB) | Preview


Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) is the most widely grown type of millet. Because of its tolerance to difficult growing conditions such as drought, low soil fertility and high temperature, it can be grown in areas where other cereal crops, such as maize (Zea mays) or wheat (Triticum aestivum), would not survive. Pearl millet production is concentrated in the developing countries which account for over 95% of the production and acreage. India continues to be the single largest producer of pearl millet in the world, although the area has been declining in the traditional growing states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana. Pearl millet is usually grown as a dryland dualpurpose grain and fodder crop although it is sometimes irrigated in India, particularly the summer crop grown mainly as a forage crop.

Item Type: Article
Agro Tags: <b>Agrotags</b> - millets | pearl millet (plant) | consumption | productivity | area | foods | demand | crops | wheats | imports <br><b>Fishtags</b> - pearls <br><b>Geopoliticaltags</b> - india | rajasthan | gujarat | haryana | delhi | maharashtra | karnataka | africa | maine | andhra pradesh
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 09:59
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 09:27
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/96
Official URL: http://ejournal.icrisat.org/Volume8/IMPI/Availabil...
Projects: HOPE
Funders: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Acknowledgement: This research work was carried out under "HOPE" project. The funding support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is greatly acknowledged.
View Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item