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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 1787-1797
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.216


Pearl Millet: Nutritional Significance and Deployment Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture
A.K. Mall* Durgesh Kumar and Varucha Misra
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012, India
ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow-226 002 (UP)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Agriculture is a way of life and is the single most important livelihood of the Indian rural population. The focus of agricultural policy in India over the decades has been on self-sufficiency and self-reliance in food grains production. A considerable progress has been made on this front. Food grains production enhanced from 52 mt (1951-52) to 244.78 mt (2010-11). During the last fifty year period (1960-61 to 2010-11), food grains production grew at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 2 percent (Economic survey 2011-12), but it is far behind from the goal? Situation is even worse in fodder, where deficit is about 34 per cent.  On one side total cultivated area is shrinking on the other hand food, fodder and feed demand is increasing as the human and cattle population is increasing. This forces us to follow the path of sustainable agriculture which can also take care of food, feed and fodder security and nutritional security the rising demand of the 1.2 billion people for food.


Keywords: Pearl millet,Sustainable Agriculture.
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Mall, A.K., Durgesh Kumar and Varucha Misra. 2017. Pearl Millet: Nutritional Significance and Deployment Strategy for Sustainable AgricultureInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 1787-1797. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.216