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Pulses Conclave 2020

Posted on : 14 Jan 2020

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  • India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India's pulses trade and industry announced that the fifth edition 'The Pulses Conclave', their biennial global pulses conference will be held from Feb. 12th to 14th, 2020 at Amby Valley City in Lonavala, Maharashtra.
  • IPGA expects close to 1500 trade stakeholders from India and key pulses exporting countries like the USA, Australia, Canada, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, etc. to participate in 'The Pulses Conclave 2020' (TPC 2020).
  • The Pulses Conclave 2020, as a part of its agenda, will not just discuss increasing domestic production and consumption but will also bring to fore other areas of the trade like improving processing efficiencies, increasing consumption, exports, value addition, protein extraction, post-harvest crop management, etc.
  • The Conclave programme typically is built around the dissemination of global and domestic pulses production numbers, global and domestic prices, supply and demand scenarios.
  • However, at TPC 2020, while covering these aspects of the trade, IPGA is looking to go beyond and IPGA's focus, by the end of the Conclave, will be to try and put together a roadmap that will help the Indian pulses trade.
  • The conclave also strives to making India a $ 5 trillion economy through retail sale of pulses, processed pulses, pulse derivates, and value additions, all of which will drive investments in the entire value chain.
  • Pulses are the key source of proteins in India and IPGA believes that apart from addressing the availability of pulses ensuring the affordability of pulses is equally important.
  • The Indian Government over the last year and a half has introduced a number of tariff and non-tariff barriers on the import of pulses to ensure that farmers get appropriate prices for their produce and are encouraged to try and increase domestic production levels.
  • IPGA will be stepping up its efforts in engaging with key Ministries like Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Health & Family Welfare, and Commerce to discuss various initiatives to devise and implement programs that yield win-win results for farmers as well as consumers.
  • India is the largest producer (25% of global production), consumer (27% of world consumption) and importer (14%) of pulses in the world. Pulses account for around 20 per cent of the area under foodgrains and contribute around 7-10 per cent of the total foodgrains production in the country.
  • Though pulses are grown in both Kharif and Rabi seasons, Rabi pulses contribute more than 60 per cent of the total production.
  • Gram is the most dominant pulse having a share of around 40 per cent in the total production followed by Tur/Arhar at 15 to 20 per cent and Urad/Black Matpe and Moong at around 8-10 per cent each.
  • Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka are the top five pulses producing States.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements with reference to Pulses Conclave 2020
    1.India Pulses and Grains Association is the nodal body.
    2.A participant in the Pulses Conclave is restricted to Indian Farmers only.
    3.Tur or Arhar is the most dominant pulse having a share of around 40 per cent in the total production.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 and 3 only

    2.1 only

    3.3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1 only

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