System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
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Vision 2050

Publisher: Indian Institute of Pulses Research

This paper highlights the present problem of shortfall in pulses and explains the reasons for near stagnation in production on account of poor spread of improved varieties and technologies, abrupt climatic changes, complex disease-pest syndrome, emergence of new biotypes and races of key pests and pathogens and declining total factor productivity. Despite the continuously increasing prices of pulses, the country would be still far short of the projected demand of nearly 50 million tonnes over the mid of this century. Besides the government's commitment to ensure food and nutritional security for all its citizens, from environmental point of view also it is important to promote pulses against consumption of meat products for sustainable development as pulses are the most efficient natural foods for production of proteins.

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