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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 2673-2681

Agribusiness Opportunity for Pulse Growing Farmers in Bihar: A Situation Analysis
Meera Kumari1*, S.L. Bairwa2, L.K. Meena1 and Sk.M. Rahaman1

1Department of Agricultural Economics, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur-813210, India

2Department of Agricultural Economics, Dr. Kalam Agricultural College, Kisanganj, Bihar, India
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Pulses occupy a unique position in Indian agriculture. It plays a vital role in fixing atmospheric nitrogen in to Nitrate and make the soil fertile. Banka district is one of the important pulse trading centers in Bihar. Agro climatic condition of Banka as well as Bhagalpur district of Bihar is suitable for main pulses like chickpea and pigeon pea cultivation. An effort has been made to prove the leverage of suitable agro- climatic condition for the pulse crops and agribusiness opportunity available in that area. Growth and instability of major pulses shown significant but negative growth in area and production however productivity of chickpea shown positive growth rate over the period of time. As chickpea is cheapest source of protein and has multipurpose use, especially in Bhagalpur district people used it as Bessoon, Sattu and whole chana dall and also as substitute of vegetable during the off season when the price of vegetable in market is very high, people could not afford to buy it. Crop utilization of main product and by products of traditionally grown variety hardly sold in market by the farmers, better taste having high demand in the market is the most preferred traits for consumption and marketing of the produce of chickpea in Bihar. It was mainly used for consumption purpose in both of district. Despite of these fact available dall Mills in the region was very few in numbers. Instead of depending upon only farming; farmers can go for subsidiary agribusiness. “Mini dall mill” and processing of sattu can be a good agribusiness in that area. As it required less investment and can gets good return. Government subsidy is also available for the same. Farmers, self-help group (SHG), small entrepreneur, unemployed youth can leverage this opportunity and can start their own agribusiness.

Keywords: Agribusiness, Growth trend, Consumption, Preferred traits, Chickpea, Dal Mill
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Meera Kumari, S.L. Bairwa, L.K. Meena and Rahaman, Sk.M. 2017. Agribusiness Opportunity for Pulse Growing Farmers in Bihar: A Situation Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 2673-2681. doi: