India needs to grow more of all varieties of pulses but access to better technology and irrigation are major hurdles
New Delhi: Driven by consecutive years of drought and soaring prices, the Indian government this week sent two high-level delegations to arrange for pulses from countries like Mozambique and Myanmar. Though less grave, this is reminiscent of the situation in the mid-1960s when India was pleading the US for wheat shipments under the PL480 programme. That humiliation of a literally ship-to-mouth existence forced a major course correction. The green revolution led by high-yielding wheat varieties made India food-sufficient.
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