Enhancing chickpea production in rainfed rice fallow land (RRFL) of Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh states of India following Improved Pulse Production and Protection Technologies (IPPPT) under National Food Security Mission (NFSM-Pulses)
Duration: 01/Oct/2008 - 30/Sep/2012
Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Ministry of Agriculture- Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)- Government of Japan-Japan
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
Chickpea is the most important pulse, accounting for more than 70% of the global production in India. It is the cheapest source of protein and is an inseparable part of the daily diet of every Indian. In spite of being the largest producer, India has to import chickpea, up to 1.5 million tons every year to meet its domestic requirements. It is unlikely that the area under chickpea will increase in the irrigated regions of the country. The aim of this project is to gain self-sufficiency in chickpea/pulse production through increased productivity by expanding improved pulse production and protection technologies (IPPPT), and establishing village-level seed systems in the rainfed rice fallow lands (RRFL) of selected regions of the country.