In this monogram 23 grain legumes have been described which are grown in different parts of India. Of these, nine are major ones Viz. Chickpea, Pigeon pea , Urd bean, Mung bean, Horse gram, Moth bean, Grass pea, Lentils and Field pea. There are fourteen more grain legumes Viz., cowpea, cluster bean, hyacinth bean, jack bean, broad bean jombi pea, Rajmash, broad bean, lima bean, rice bean winged bean, velvet bean, adzuki bean and Pillipesara which are grown sporadically for special purpose (gain, Vegetate, fodder industrial and medicinal. Two grain legumes (soybean and groundnut) have not been included in this monogram as they are basically oilseed crops.
The first chapter on introduction is comprised of importance of Pulses and their status in the world, cheap source of quality protein, infrastructure of research on Pulses in India and history of creation of Indian institute of Pulses research. Second chapter described the role of rhizobium in pulses production and there are two more aspects (biochemistry of nitrogen fixation, assessment of nitrogen fixation). The third chapter covered the pulses production scenario in India and its status in the world.
Fourth chapter described each pulse in respect of origin, area, adaptation, production, botanical description, genetics and inheritance and varietal development. Crop production technology of each Pulse have been dealts with in respect of properties of land, sowing time, seed rate, spacing, harvesting and threshing along with water, weed and nutrient requirement and disease and insect pest management.
The fifth chapter deals with seed production in respect of nucleus, breeder, foundation and certified seeds and GOIâ€™s initiatives for increasing the seed production by creating seed hubs in the country, the future seed requirement has also been projected. In the sixth chapter, opportunities of pulses production for nutritional security and sustainability of crop production have been narrated. The constraints in pulses production have been described in the seventh chapter.
In the eight chapter the measures for increasing production of pulses through productivity enhancement and area expansion have been suggested. The details of the activity of national food security mission on pulses launched by GOI for enhancing the pulses, production and the necessary measures have been discussed in chapter nine.
The compendium on â€śStatistics of Pulsesâ€ť is comprised on 261 tables on various aspects of production of pulses on global, national and within India at state levels; availability and import and export of pulses; nutritional values of important pulses; irrigated area under pulses; response of pulses to rhizobium inculcation; varieties developed, possessing resistance/tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses and special traits suiting to different ecologies; projections on demand of pulses up to 2030; seed requirement and strategy to enhance the breeder, foundation and certified seeds; developmental activities to enhance the production of pulses through productivity increase and area expansion; and research infrastructure to take up herculean task to meet the pulses requirement of the nation. This compendium covered as many as 23 grain legumes, meeting the need of grains, vegetable, fodder, industrial medicinal and soil health. This compendium will help the students, teachers and extension/developmental workers in getting the statistical information on pulses in concise form.
Introduction*Geography of Uttarakhand Himalaya*Cultural History of Uttarakhand Himalaya*Social Structure and Caste System*Cultural Identity of Uttarakhand Himalaya*Major Pilgrimages and Cultural Integration: Past and Present*Temples of Uttarakhand Himalaya*Gods, Goddesses and Folk Deities*Fairs and Festivals*Folk Songs, Dances and Musical Instruments*Cultural Procession (Jatar)*Cultural Realms*Geography and Culture*Culture and Geography*Case Study of Selected Villages and Tribal Communities
Â¨ General Description of the States of North Eastern Region Â¨ Agro-climate of North Eastern Region Â¨ Soils and Land Uses in Different States of North Eastern Region Â¨ Acid Soils of North Eastern Region â€“ Their Extent, Distribution and Management Â¨ Degraded and Waste Lands of North Eastern Region â€“ Their Extent and Distribution Â¨ Vulnerability of North Eastern Region to Climate Change â€“ A Severe Threat to Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security
Â¨ Soil Health Management in Arecanut and Cocoa
Â¨ Soil Health Management in Coconut
Â¨ Soil Health Management in Cashew
Â¨ Soil Health Management in Cashew
Â¨ Soil Helath Management in Oil Palm
Â¨ Soil Health Management in Natural Rubber
Â¨ Soil Health Management in Spice Crops