Source: News Bharati English19 Sep 2016 11:01:59
Maharsahtra, September 19: The pulses stock in Maharashtra is likely to increase during the ongoing kharif season as there is a 41 per cent increase in the total area under cultivation of pulses. This increased stock is a result of good rainfall as per the experts. This year the land under cultivation of variety of pulses is 25,692 hectares of land as compared to last year which was 18,195 hectares.
The increase in cultivation of tur which was one of the most expensive last year, about 200 rupees, will be most benefiting development this year. With 15 per cent cultivable area dedicated for growing pulses, Maharashtra is only second to Madhya Pradesh in the country and is one of the major producers of pulses.
Key pulses like Tur, urad and moong are cultivated in the State on a large scale along with others like Masur. Data provided by Pulses Handbook 2016 indicates more production of tural in Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha than urad and moong in the decade gone by.
The government is likely to invite tenders from state-run and private companies to set up an entity in order to manage the proposed buffer stock of pulses, and for their storage and disposal. The problem of sortages and price spike will soon be tackled by this increase in stock and new buffer stock plans by government.