Q. Which of the following pulses are grown under Accelerated Pulses Production Program?
1. Green Gram
2. Bengal Gram
3. Lentil
4. Red gram
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1, 2 and 3 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: D

Accelerated Pulses Production Program aims to demonstrate plant nutrients and plant protection centric improved technologies and management practices in compact units of 1000 hectares each for five major pulse crops viz. Bengal gram, Black gram (Urdbean), Red gram (Arhar), Green gram (Moongbean), and Lentil (Masur)  

  • It is 100 % funding by Union Ministry of Agriculture and implemented under the NFSM-Pulses.  
  • It has been conceptualised to take up the active propagation of key technologies such as Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  
  • Department of Agriculture Cooperation and farmer welfare is implementing this programme through i) Commissioners/Directors of Agriculture of pulse producing states, and ii) Central Government Institutes: NCIPM of ICAR. 

Source: PIB