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Pulses for nutrition in India: Changing patterns from farm to fork: Synopsis

What will it take for India, with a burgeoning population of well over a billion, to meet its food needs in the coming years? If the country is to speed progress in reducing hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity, it must first revisit its food…


Pulses for nutrition in India: Changing patterns from farm to fork

India, a country with high concentrations of poor and malnourished people, long promoted a cereal-centric diet composed of subsidized staple commodities such as rice and wheat to feed its population of more than a billion. Today, however, dietary…

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Temporal and spatial dynamics of pulse production in India

Chapter 3 gives a detailed description of pulse production dynamics across regions and over time. It divides the history since 1960 into four time periods: pre– and early Green Revolution; advanced and post– Green Revolution; postliberalization; and…

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Technological innovations in pulse production

Chapter 4 looks at the technology, with special importance given the stagnation in pulses’ yield as compared with that of other crops. Yield improvement in pulses will be needed to overcome the position of advantage that now favors cereals and…

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Structure of pulse processing in India

In this chapter, we analyze the pulse processing sector’s growth and the relative roles of the organized and the unorganized sectors of the industry. We also identify the constraints facing pulse processing and suggest a way forward for the sector.

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Dynamics of pulses trade in India

During the past decade, because of the persistent deficit in India’s pulse sector, the sharp rise in pulse prices has coincided with significant changes in the nature and extent of the pulse trade. Surprisingly, no systematic study has been done on…