Promotion of Pulses Cultivation in Punjab

Govt. of the Punjab approved and implemented this project to enhance pulses production in Punjab through provision of certified seed of moong, mash and lentil to farmers on subsidy and demonstration of good agricultural practices of pulses including gram. Under this project 774700 Kg Moong and 127480 kg certified seed of Mash & Lentil was distributed to farmers on 50% & 33% subsidy during 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively. 272 Pulses Drills for line sowing of Pulses were also provided to farmers on subsidy.
 
Duration: July-2014 to June-2018 (4 years)
Cost:  = Rs.127.260 Million 

Targets Achieved

A. Production of basic seed of Pulses by Research
  • Moong = 25870 Kg
  • Mash    = 5168 Kg
  • Lentil   = 3834 Kg 
B. Preparation/delivery of certified seed of Pulses by Punjab Seed Corporation
  • Moong = 724280 Kg
  • Mash = 73570 Kg
  • Lentil = 76680 Kg
C. Distribution of Certified Pulses Seeds to Farmer on Subsidy (Kg)
  • Moong = 724280 Kg (72428 Acre)  
  • Mash   = 73520 Kg (7352 Acre)
  • Lentil   = 76680 Kg (7668 Acre) 
D. Laying out of D-Plots on Moong, Mash, Lentil & Gram = 1142
E. Holding of Farmer days (Nos) = 325
F. Distribution of Pulses drill to farmers on subsidy (Nos) = 272
G. No. of Farmer Training Programs held  = 12900
H. Printing & distribution of literature on Pulses = 72500