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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 4 (august 2020) : 530-538

Decision Support System (DSS) on Pulses in India

K.P. Vishwajith, P.K. Sahu, B.S. Dhekale, P. Mishra, Chellai Fatih
1Department of Agricultural Statistics, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur- 741 252, Nadia, West Bengal, India.
  • Submitted16-04-2019|

  • Accepted06-01-2020|

  • First Online 17-03-2020|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4153

Cite article:- Vishwajith K.P., Sahu P.K., Dhekale B.S., Mishra P., Fatih Chellai (2020). Decision Support System (DSS) on Pulses in India. Legume Research. 43(4): 530-538. doi: 10.18805/LR-4153.
Pulses are popularly known as poor man’s meat. Pulses mainly constituted of gram, arhar, mung, urad and lentil etc. The energy content of most pulses have been found to be between 300 and 540 Kcal/100g. India  is  the  largest  producer  and  consumer  of  pulses  in  the  world contributing around 14.36% of the total global production. Decision support system (DSS) has been designed and developed using a visual basic platform for major pulse crops grown in India. The main objective is to provide decision support regarding recommended water, weed, pest and diseases management, state wise varieties and nutrient management based on the soil test value to the farmer, agriculture workers, students, research workers, extension workers and others, even in absence of the experts. The system is console application, menu driven and user friendly. A sincere effort has been made with the available data to develop the decision support system to bridge the gap between the farmers and the experts using visual basic platform.
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