Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
11-March-2011 15:52 IST
Focus on Raising Productivity of Pulses
As per the FAO Statistics 2009, the productivity of pulses in India is lesser than the advanced countries including China.

Government has been implementing National Food Security Mission-pulses in 16 major pulses producing states in the country to enhance the production and productivity of pulses in the country.

Besides, Accelerated Pulses Production Programme (A3P) was also launched from Kharif, 2010 as a part of NFSM-Pulses for demonstration of Production and Protection Technologies as Village Level Compact Blocks for enhanced production and productivity of pulses as well as motivating farmers for increased investment in promoting pulses production. Assistance is also being provided to the farmers under other crop development programmes such as Integrated development of 60,000 villages of Pulses, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Macro Management of Agriculture (MMA) & “Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India” (BGEI) for enhancing agricultural production including that of pulses.

This information was given by Shri Arun Yadav, Minister of State for Agriculture in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

MP :CP: pulses (11.3.2011)