Crop improvement, Nutrition
Grain legumes, Chickpea, Pigeonpea
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
25 Jun 21
Can India sustain high growth of pulses production?
Crop Improvement, Pigeonpea, Chickpea, Genomics Breeding, Nutrition Research, Pulses
Asia Program, Crop Improvement
Dr Pooran M Gaur
ICRISAT Happenings 1912-3, 25 June 2021
India has made remarkable progress in enhancing production of pulses during the past 15 years. During 2005-06, the total production of pulses in India was 13.38 million MT, which increased to 25.58 million MT during 2020-21. This shows an impressive growth of 91% or a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.42%. During 2020-21, chickpea had a lion’s share of 49.3% in the total pulses production. Among remaining pulses, pigeonpea contributed 16.2%, mungbean 10.3%, urdbean 9.3%, lentil 4.9% and other pulses 9.9%. During the past 15 years, the highest growth in production was observed for mungbean (178%), followed by chickpea (125%), urdbean (90%), pigeonpea (51%) and lentil (34%).
25 Jun 21