Record increase in pulses production in U.P.

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government of UP has set a record in pulses production. Due to the efforts of CM Yogi, a record increase has been registered in pulses production. In the next three to four years, Uttar Pradesh will become self-sufficient in pulses production. In this regard, the results of seven years done on the instructions of CM Yogi have been excellent. An increase of about 36% in pulses production during 2016/217 to 2023/2024 is proof of this. During this period, the production of pulses increased from 23.94 lakh metric tonnes to 32.55 lakh metric tonnes.

This is the action plan of the government

To increase the production of pulses in the state, an action plan for tur, urd and moong has been prepared by the Yogi government. Under this, 27200 hectares of crop demonstrations will be organized under the National Food Security Mission Scheme. In the same sequence, a target of 31553 quintal seed distribution and 27356 quintal certified seed production has been set under the Pulses National Food Security Mission Scheme. 14 seed hubs have been prepared to strengthen the seed system. 21000 quintal seed will be produced through these.

Minikits of improved varieties of pigeon pea will be distributed among 10500 farmers. Similarly, like last year, this year also minikits of other pulse crops like moong, urd etc. will also be distributed. After the production of pulse crops, the government is also ensuring the purchase of all these crops at MSP to get a fair price for the produce in the market. To encourage farmers to produce these, the government is also increasing their MSP more than other crops.

Model Pulses Villages to be Developed in Bundelkhand Adarsh ​​Pulses Villages will be developed in Bundelkhand districts leading in pulses production- Banda, Mahoba, Jalaun, Chitrakoot and Lalitpur. Let us tell you that the state is the largest producer and consumer of pulses. But, currently only half of the consumption is produced in the state. According to the strategy, the yield per hectare is to be increased from 14 to 16 quintals in the stipulated time period. The target of total yield is 30 lakh tonnes. Apart from this, there is also a preparation to cover about 1.75 lakh hectares of additional area with pulse crops.

For this, the Yogi government will provide seeds of advanced and high-yielding varieties of traditional pulse crops. Some progressive farmers will also demonstrate them there. Farmers will also be given free minikits of seeds in large numbers. This process is also continuing. Also, the focus will be on crops like moong, urad (urad) etc. which are grown in less time. Their mixed cropping will also be promoted.

Emphasis will be on uneven land and mixed cropping

Apart from this, the government is also giving guarantee of increasing production by using sprinkler irrigation system on uneven land, increasing production by farming with furrow and ridge method and purchase at minimum support price (MSP).

In fact, after record production of food grains, the government is now thinking about nutrition security one step ahead of food security. The most important role in this will be of pulse crops. The reason is that pulses are the only source of protein for the common man, especially vegetarians. Due to less production compared to consumption, the prices of pulses often remain in the headlines at an interval of a few years. When this happens, the pulses in the plate of the common man become thin. It disappears from the plate of the poor. Being a source of protein, pulses are necessary in the diet for the health of the common man, especially the poor. Similarly, due to nitrogen fixation properties, pulse crops are also a panacea for the land.

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