IPGA to contribute Rs. 21 lakhs to the PM-CARES Fund to fight Covid 19  

    India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry today announced its decision to join the nation’s efforts in providing relief during the COVID-19 lockdown. IPGA, as a part of its activities, has decided to contribute a sum of Rs. 21 lakh...Read more


Nafed starts dispatching pulses under PMGKY scheme

State-run National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (Nafed), the nodal agency for supplying of 1 kg of pulses under PM Garib Kalyan Yojna, has commenced dispatching pulses to the States, a statement said.  Among the States and Union Territories to which the shipments commenced include H...Read more


NAFED procures 1, 07,814 MT pulses during Rabi season  

      According to the Agriculture Ministry, during Rabi season 2020 NAFED has procured 1, 07,814 MT Pulses (Gram: 1, 06,170 MT) and Oilseeds on MSP totalling of Rs. 526.84 crore. India had a good crop of wheat, in surplus of its own demand.  The wheat producing States have reported 26-33 p...Read more


GPC celebrates World Pulses Day to achieve ‘Sustainable Development Goals’.

On the evening of February 15, the Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) hosted a World Pulses Day dinner in Dubai ahead of the Gulfood food and beverage trade exhibition. The dinner was attended by more than 20 guests representing many key pulse trading nations, including the UAE, India, Turkey, the U.S., Ukraine, Arg...Read more


Indian pulses imports could drop 60% in 2020-21 – IPGA

India’s imports of pulses such as chickpeas could slump by 60% to a million tonnes in the 2020-21 financial year on bumper domestic production and government measures to curb overseas purchases, said Jitu Bheda president of IPGA (India Pulses and Grain Association) a leading trade body .  Lower imports...Read more


India should persue consistency and transparency in the treads policy: Global Pulse exporters

Caption - L To R - Mr. Jitu Bheda, Chairman - Indian Pulses and Grain Association ,Mr. G Chandrashekhar, Senior Editor and Policy Commentator ,Mr. Pravin Dongre - Director  ,Ms. Cindy Brown, President - Global Pulses Confederation  ,Mr. David Marit, Hon'ble Minister of Agricultur...Read more


Government aims to make India a surplus country in terms of pulses production: Narendra Singh Tomar  

  Inaugurating the UN World Pulses Day celebrations in New Delhi, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that initiatives of the Government in increasing pulses production in the country yielded positive results and Government is committed to provide remunerative price...Read more


Pulses Conclave 2020 puts focus on trade areas  

    India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry has announced that the 5th edition THE PULSES CONCLAVE, their biennial global pulses conference will be held from Feb. 12th to 14th, 2020 at Amby Valley City in Lonavala, Maharashtra. IPGA expects...Read more


Government needs to restructure modalities of pulses value chain: IPGA

  Editorial Excerpts:  .  How does IPGA operate Pulses value chain across the country? India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), is the apex body of India’s pulses and grains industry & trade and its membership encompasses market participants along the value chain. IPGA is a not-for-...Read more


Centre to sell 8.47 lakh tonnes pulses to control rising prices  

 In order to control the rising trend in pulse prices in many States and to improve their availability, the Centre has recently offered to sell 8.47 lakh tonnes of pulses to States at average market rates.  The decision, which would also help government procurement agencies offload their existing stocks...Read more


India Pulses and Grains Association announces THE PULSES CONCLAVE 2020

Mumbai, November 6, 2019: India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry today announced that the 5th edition THE PULSES CONCLAVE, their biennial global pulses conference will be held from Feb. 12th to 14th, 2020 at Amby Valley City in Lonavala, Maharashtra. ...Read more


ICAR developed genomics-assisted breeding of Chickpea

These two new varieties with drought tolerance and disease resistance were recently identified for farming by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR) regarded this initiative as a success story of collaboration of the ICAR Institutes, State Agricu...Read more