It has launched a special programme focussing on inter-cropping of pulses over other crops during this Kharif season
The Centre has launched a special programme in the current Kharif season to achieve more than 19 million tonnes of pulse production in the country.
The programme focuses on inter-cropping of pulse crops over other crops and accelerating productivity through adoption of innovative technologies relating to plan nutrition and water use.
Three crops — pigeon pea (arhar), green gram (moong) and black gram (urad) have been selected for the programme.
It will promote planting of pigeon pea with groundnut, soyabean or cotton. Besides this, emphasis will be on inter-cropping of moong and urad with maize, jowar or bajra.
The production of pulses during the kharif season in the past two years has been hovering around 18 million tonnes.