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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 2764-2774

A Critical Review on Improved Technologies for Maximization of Pulses Production in Rain Fed Areas
Monika Banotra*, B.C. Sharma, Brij Nandan, Rakesh Kumar and Akhil Verma
Division of Agronomy, SKUAST Jammu, Chatha, India
*Corresponding author

Out of 1.5 billion ha (11 % of the land surface) of crop land worldwide, 1.2 billion ha (82 %) is rain fed. These regions cover about 40% of the world population; further 70 % of the world’s staple food continues to be harvested from rain fed areas Sharma (2011). India ranks first among the countries that practice rain fed agriculture. Out of the total geographical area of 328.73 m ha in India; only 143 m ha is under cultivation. Even after realising the complete irrigation potential of the country, 79.44 m ha (57%) cultivated area is rain fed Anonymous (2014). Indian economy is passing through critical stage. Therefore performance of agriculture is critical to achieve and sustain higher growth rates that are required to address the goal of reducing poverty and underdevelopment. For agriculture to contribute to economy, contribution of rain fed agriculture should be increased. Therefore upgrading rain fed agriculture promises large social, economic and environmental paybacks, particularly in poverty reduction and economic development. Under these circumstances pulses have a special place in rain fed agriculture due to their low input requirement and inherent tolerance to inadequate soil moisture but their cultivation over poor, marginal and nutrient deficient soils, lack of moisture availability, socio-economic condition of the farmers, severe weed infestation are the major constraints in realizing the potential of available technologies for the pulse production.

Keywords: Technologies, Maximization of pulses, Rain fed areas.

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Monika Banotra, B.C. Sharma, Brij Nandan, Rakesh Kumar and Akhil Verma. 2017. A Critical Review on Improved Technologies for Maximization of Pulses Production in Rain Fed Areas.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 2764-2774. doi:
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