Growth, Demand and Supply of Quality Seeds of Pulses in India
Ravindra Chavan*, Suresh S. Patil, S.M. Jainuddin, and Yasmeen
The secondary data on area, production and productivity, seed availability and requirement of pulse crop were collected from various sources and analysed by using compound growth rate. The study revealed that the net availability of pulses per person was come down from 69 to 47.20 gram per day per person to during study period. The study shows that positive growth in area, production and yield of all pulses whereas negative growth observed in area and production of lathyrus and kulthi crops. The study shows that almost all pulses crops have gap in availability and supply of quality seeds except in Bengal gram during the year 2010- 12 and 2013-14.