Enhancing Chickpea Production in Rainfed Rice Fallow land (RRFL) of Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh States of India following Improved Pulse Production and Protection Technologies (IPPPT) under National Food Security Mission (NFSM-Pulses)

Published on 31 March 2011

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Start Date: 1 October 2008 | End Date: 30 September 2012

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Chickpea is the most important pulse accounting for more than 70% of the global production in India. Chickpea is the cheapest source of protein and is the inseparable part of the daily diets of every Indian.  In spite of being the largest producer, India has to import chickpea up to 1.5 Million tons every year to meet its domestic requirements. It is unlikely that area under chickpea will ever increase in the irrigated regions of the country.

The aim of the project is to gain self sufficiency in chickpea-pulse production through increased productivity by expanding improved pulse production and protection technologies (IPPPT), and establishing village level seed system in the rainfed rice fallow lands (RRFL) of selected regions inIndia.Project objectives include:

  •  To enhance capacity at field level for farmer-participatory research and extension (FPRE) in adoption and expansion of improved chickpea-pulse production and protection technologies (IPPPT) in rainfed rice fallow lands
  • To multiply and distribute farmer-preferred chickpea varieties along with IPPPT (including IDM, IPM and INM) for sustainable intensification of rainfed rice fallow cropping systems
  • Empowerment among farmers and participating local institutions, on FPRE/IPPPT to establish village-based seed system (s) to achieve self-sufficiency in seeds of farmer-preferred, improved varieties of chickpea at the village level
  • Research backstopping for further improvement of chickpea varieties for traits and IPPPT components preferred by the farmers and traders in the target area

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One Response to “Enhancing Chickpea Production in Rainfed Rice Fallow land (RRFL) of Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh States of India following Improved Pulse Production and Protection Technologies (IPPPT) under National Food Security Mission (NFSM-Pulses)”

  1. Marut Kumar says:

    Information regarding cultivation of chickpea in Bihar and Jharkhand

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