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Impact of national food security mission-pulses on legumes production performance in Punjab, India

DOI: 10.18805/lr.v38i5.5937    | Article Id: LR-3071 | Page : 609-615
Citation :- Impact of national food security mission-pulses on legumes production performance in Punjab, India.Legume Research.2015.(38):609-615
J.M. Singh and D.K. Grover jmsinghpau@rediffmail.com
Address : Agro-Economic Research Centre, Dept. of Economics & Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana-141 001, India.

Abstract

Punjab predominantly being an agrarian state contributes maximum of wheat and rice to the central pool. Renowned researchers are continuously emphasizing on the diversification of Punjab agriculture. In order to promote pulse production in the country, National Food Security Mission-Pulses programme was started in 2007-08. The present investigation was undertaken in district Ferozepur, selected under NFSM-pulses. The analysis of primary data revealed that the area and production of pulses increased on all the farm size categories with maximum increase in area on small farms. The study emphasized to develop efficient marketing mechanism for pulses to widen their production base.

Keywords

Crop diversification Impact assessment Legume production NFSM- pulses.

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