Sowing of pulses at a record high

  1. News: So far, the area sown with pulses is 39% more than what is usual by this time of the year which is a record high
  2. Reasons: Higher prices of pulses have led to farmers planting different varieties like arhar and urad
  3. Also, higher planting in states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra
  4. Background: In the past two years, consecutive droughts have led to a dip in production and record imports, spiking prices
Pulses Production – Subramanian Committee, Eco Survey, etc.
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