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Cost effective storage of pulses in rural Punjab: A conservation approach

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Gurbir Kaur and Iqbal Singh

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 365) Last page : ( 367)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2015.00042.6

Cost effective storage of pulses in rural Punjab: A conservation approach

Kaur Gurbir1, Singh Iqbal2,*
1Assistant Professor (Plant Protection), KVK, Sangrur (Kheri)

2Assistant Research Engineer, School of Energy Studies for Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004

*Email: erisingh@pau.edu

JEL Classification: Q01, Q16, Q18

Online published on 10 March, 2015.

Abstract
Different traditional materials were tested for their effect on storability of Moong (variety: SML-668). The trials were conducted at three different villages of the district Sangrur. Samples of 05 kg each with Neem leaves, saw dust and parad tablets @ 02 tablets were stored at ambient conditions. After six months of storage, samples stored with parad tablets showed no loss in weight and thus has the best quality of pulses. The objective of the study was to find a suitable protectant that can extend the storage life of pulses at farm level with minimum cost and to aware the farmer about traditional methods.

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