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Pulse of the Nation

Uttar Pradesh

Initiative:
 
Pilot project on augmenting productivity of pulse crops
 
Beneficiaries:
 
Farmers of Jhansi District
 
The Challenge:
 
  • Pulses are the major source of proteins to vegetarians
  • Productivity of pulses is very poor
  • Agronomic practices followed are primitive
  • High yielding varieties & proper practices are required to be adopted for enhancing productivity
  • But breaking the jinx is not easy!  
 
The Solution:
 
  • A dynamic financial aid project was sanctioned to BIRD Charitable Trust by NABARD to break this very jinx
  • The project helped farmers choose high yielding varieties of pulses and adopt superior agronomic practices through appropriate agricultural extension
  • Forging relationships with Indian Institute of Pulse Research, Kanpur and the Department of Agriculture, Government of Uttar Pradesh
  • Reaping better price through grading and collective marketing