Pulses Production – Subramanian Committee, Eco Survey, etc.

Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) held in New Delhi


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Global Pulse Confederation (GPC), Stats on Pulses Production

Mains level: NA


  • The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) has initiated the three-day convention — Pulses 24 — in New Delhi, India.

About Global Pulse Confederation (GPC)

Formation Founded in 2016 through the merger of the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) and the International Starch Institute (ISI).
Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Mission Represents the global pulse industry, aiming to promote the sustainable growth of the pulse industry worldwide.
Focus Areas
  • Advocating for policies supporting the pulse industry’s interests.
  • Providing resources and support to pulse industry stakeholders.
  • Facilitating research and innovation in pulse production and utilization.
Membership Open to businesses, organizations, and individuals involved in the pulse industry, including growers, processors, traders, and researchers.
India’s Connect India, being a major producer and consumer of pulses, actively participates in the GPC and holds membership status, contributing to the organization’s objectives.

Key Highlights from Pulses 24 Convention

  • Production Growth: Pulses production in India has increased by 60% over the past decade, reaching 270 lakh tonnes in 2024 from 171 lakh tonnes in 2014.
  • Partnership Goals: Mr. Goyal emphasized the partnership between NAFED and GPC, aiming to position pulses as a vital dietary component not only in India but also globally.
  • Minimum Support Price (MSP): The Centre ensures an MSP offering 50% over the actual cost of production to farmers, resulting in attractive returns on investment. Significant increases in MSP for various pulses were highlighted, reaching as high as 117% in masoor and 90% in moong over the past decade.
  • Self-Sufficiency by 2027: India’s progress towards self-reliance in chickpeas and other pulses, with efforts focused on achieving self-sufficiency in all pulses by 2027. Initiatives include the supply of new seed varieties and the expansion of tur and black gram cultivation.
  • Global Knowledge Sharing: GPC president emphasized India’s potential to benefit from the conference by exchanging best practices and technological advancements in pulse cultivation from other countries.
  • Focus on Smallholding Farmers: Pulses are noted for their soil benefits and nutritional value, particularly beneficial for smallholding farmers.

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