India contributes around 38% of world’s area under pulses. India’s share in world area was around 56% in 1961 but gradually declined to less than 40% since 2000. In terms of production, India contributed around 23% in 2016, whereas India’s contribution was around 45% in 1961. Though India’s pulses production was always fluctuating, the decline in the share of production was more prominent since 2001. Similarly, Indian pulses yield was also much below the world average.
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Varma, P. (2022). An Overview of Pulses Economy. In: Pulses for Food and Nutritional Security of India. India Studies in Business and Economics. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3185-7_2
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