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Global Pulses Conference

Global Pulses Conference:

Global Pulses Conference (GPC) urges India to augment production of pulses to meet nutritional requirements.

  • The Global Pulse Conference 2024 was recently held in New Delhi.
  • India is aiming to achieve self-sufficiency in pulses by 2027, focusing on expanding cultivation and supplying new varieties of seeds.
  • Global Pulses Conference represents all segments of the pulse industry value chain from growers, researchers, logistics suppliers, traders, exporters and importers to government bodies, multilateral organisations, processors, canners and consumers.
  • Its membership includes 24 national associations and over 500 private sector members.
  • 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% of the area under food grains and contribute around 7-10% of the total foodgrains production in the country.
  • Top Pulses Producing States: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.