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Pulse Prices Issue

Retail prices of all major pulses have crossed Rs 100/ kg. In the case of tur/ arhar (pigeon pea), they have crossed the double-century mark of Rs 200/ kg in several places. Tur prices in markets like Rajkot, Bangalore, Puducherry and Chennai have touched Rs 200/ kg (and even higher) — an annual increase of ..

How to Increase Pulse Production in India?

Successive governments have done efforts via a variety of schemes to improve pulse production in the country. These include National Food Security Mission on Pulses (NFSM-Pulses), Integrated Scheme of Oilseeds, Pulses, Oilpalm & Maize, macro-management of agriculture, integrated development of 60,000 pulses villages in rainfed areas, minimum support prices to the pulses and so on. ..

Constraints to Increase Pulse Production in India

In recent years, pulses have become the main drivers of food prices inflation in India. There are three reasons behind this: High demand-supply gap. The above data shows that despite being largest producer of pulses, India is dependent on import of pulses to bridge the demand supply gap. Low productivity and low growth in productivity. ..

India’s Major Crops: Pulses

Pulses are leguminous crops that constitute an essential part of Indian diet because nearly 43% of all Indians are vegetarian (urban-48% rural-41%) and pulses are important protein source. The main pulses grown in India include chickpea or Bengal gram, pigeon pea or red gram or arhar,  lentil (masur in Hindi), urdbean or black gram, mungbean or ..