Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)
Demand: Supply gap in pulses in India: An analysis
Supriya M, T Paul Lazarus, Aswathy Vijayan and Thasnimol F
The major pulse crops grown in India are gram, tur, moong and urd. They are widely grown in Madhya Pradesh followed by Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. Though India is the largest producer (25 per cent of global production) of pulses, it imports around 10.6 per cent of its pulses. A study was conducted to find the growth in area, production and productivity of pulses over the last 20 years and to analyze the demand- supply gap of pulses in India. The demand for pulses was found to increase substantially over the years and its domestic supply had also increased thus making India self-sufficiency in pulses. Government subsidy and pulse supply under the system of public distribution and increase in minimum support price by government has led to an increase in the production and consumption of the pulses in our country. Consequently there is decrease in demand supply gap in pulses during the recent years and there is decline in import of pulses.
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Supriya M, T Paul Lazarus, Aswathy Vijayan and Thasnimol F. Demand: Supply gap in pulses in India: An analysis. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2S):452-457.