560,000 tons of gram, 890,000 tons of lentil to be produced



In order to fulfill the domestic requirement of pulses, the government has set a target to produce about 560,000 tons of gram and 890,000 tons of lentil during Rabi season 2020-21.
It had fixed to cultivate gram over 988.2 thousand hectares and lentil over 17.1 thousand hectares of land across the country, the crop sowing areas in the country, said an official in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.
Talking to media on Thursday, he said that bumper production of pulses including moong and gram during the Kharif season were achieved that would help to save $129 million as import substitute.—APP

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