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Feeling the ‘Pulses’ for the Second Green Revolution

Publisher: Current Science

Neglect of pulses during the first green revolution is reflected both in research programmes and social investment in legumes. While there was an exclusive AICRP launched on each of the major cereal crops such as rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, etc. all the dozen and odd pulse crops were pooled into one coordinated project called AICRP on Pulses till very recently. In other words the number of scientists working, the associated infrastructure provided and research budget allocated to improve the pulses were not even a tenth of that invested on cereals.

Author(s): K. N. Ganeshaiah | Views(384)

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