Introduction and Expansion of Improved Pigeonpea (Arhar) Production Technology in Rainfed Upland Ecosystems of Orissa

Published on 24 November 2011

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Start Date: 17 June 2011 | End Date: 16 June 2015


The overall goal of this project is to enhance food and nutritional security and income generation for the under privileged farmers of rainfed areas of Orissa


  • To evaluate and identify newly developed high yielding disease resistant varieties and hybrids of pigeonpea for further introduction and expansion
  •  Promote cultivation of high yielding pigeonpea varieties in the marginal soils.
  • To develop village-level seed systems to achieve self-sufficiency in seed of farmer-preferred improved varieties of pigeonpea.
  • Capacity building of farmers, NGOs, and Self Help Groups in sustainable pigeonpea production technology components.
  • Enhance profitability by linking production with dal processing and marketing.
  • To provide research backstopping for refinement and research on pigeonpea components as identified by researchers and farmers in the target area





2 Responses to “Introduction and Expansion of Improved Pigeonpea (Arhar) Production Technology in Rainfed Upland Ecosystems of Orissa”

  1. Rajish Mehta says:

    What are the improved production technology for arhar ? please tell … ki agar Rahar ko hum April me boni kar den to usse kya benifits hain … thankyou …

    • Dr MG Mula says:

      New Technologies: a. improve cultivars with early and medium duration type replacing long duration indigenus varities. b. introduction of improve cultural management. c. integrated pest and disease management. d. Institutionalizing the seed production syste. by involving public and private sectors. This technologies astrive to increase production and income of smallholder farmers.

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