Pulses production technology: status and way forward

Reddy, A.A. (2009) Pulses production technology: status and way forward. Economic and Political Weekly, 44 (52). pp. 73-80.

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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 msp to bridge the gap between demand and supply.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
Subjects: Plant Production
Social Sciences > Agricultural Economics
Divisions: Chickpea
Common Bean
Depositing User: Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 10:26
Last Modified: 03 May 2011 10:26
Official URL: http://epw.in/epw/uploads/articles/14291.pdf
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/1953

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