Maneka Gandhi urges farmers to increase production of pulses

, 11:49 PM IST
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Union Minister Maneka Gandhi asked farmers to increase production of pulses in the country.

“Ninety per cent of the pulses is being imported. For increasing the production, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a scheme of Rs 500 crore. Farmers should also increase its production,” she said while addressing farmers at an event.

She also urged them to use organic fertilisers and cited the example of Sikkim, where other fertilisers and pesticides have been banned.