Pulses – The Food of India!
Indian agriculture is largely based on Pulses crops. In the nation, pulses are grown over an area of 23.8 million hectares with a total production of 18.6 million tonnes. Currently, the average yield amounts to 735kg/hectare, but the country needs to produce about 405 million tonnes of more pulses to meet the domestic requirement only, let alone the exports. This can be made possible, only if high yielding short duration, drought and pest resistant varieties of pulses are developed.
In the rainy season pulse crops like green gram, black gram, pigeon pea and cow pea are the most important and leading pulse crops of India. Chick pea, lentil, lathyrus, field pea and kidney bean are the important pulse crops grown during winter season. However, green gram, black gram and cowpea are grown in both spring and rainy season.
All these seasons need specific care and maintenance of crops. In the absence of which, crops suffer.
Major factors Responsible for low yield of pulses are accounted as:
- Delayed sowings/plantings
- Low seed rate resulting in poor crop stands
- Poor weed management during crop growth
- Inefficient irrigation and rain water management
- Large scale monoculture and non-inclusion of pulses in cropping systems
- Lack of consideration of previous cropping in the same field
- Inadequate plant protection from weeds, pests and weather conditions
- Non-availability of seeds of HYVs at affordable price and at the appropriate time
- Lack of more efficient N using genotypes
- Imbalanced use of fertilizers
It is proven fact that organic fertilizers are essential for healthy growth of pulse crops and enhancing the productivity. The organic fertilizer industry in India presents one of the most energy intensive sector within the Indian economy and is therefore of particular interest in the context of both local & global environmental discussions.
Today, HPM India has emerged as a front runner in the production of organic fertilizers. The company is also helping farmers to get P&K fertilizers and other nutrients. HPM is procuring the fertilizer from trusted international suppliers and supplying to farmers in India under HPM’s brand-name “SUKHIYA”.
With a team of highly qualified personnel and rich experience in fertilizer industry, the company has greater plans to steer the Indian agriculture, while elevating country’s pulse production.In addition to essential major plant nutrients, HPM also manufacture/ imports and supplies Micronutrients, Water soluble Fertilizers, Organic Fertilizers, Growth Promoters, Zinc Sulphate, Bentonite Sulphur etc for improving quality and enhancing productivity of agriculture produce.
HPM India is the crusader fighting the odds for pulse crop production in India. With effective products on shelf and ongoing literacy drives to educate the farmers on the use of fertilizers and crop maintenance, HPM is propelling Indian agriculture to greater heights.