Address: Directorate of Pulses Development, VIth Floor, Vindhyachal Bhavan, Bhopal - 462 004, Madhya Pradesh, India
The Directorate of Pulses Development with its HQ in Bhopal (M.P.) is responsible for coordination and monitoring of the implementation of pulses development scheme under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) - Pulses in 607 districts of 27 States in the Country. With the bi-foal responsibilities for the assigned states, this Directorate is responsible for coordination and monitoring of all the crop related Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Missions like NFSM (Wheat, Pulses, Rice, CC, Coarse Cereals), NMSA, NMAET, NMOOP, MIDH & RKVY etc.
Analysis of Area Production and Productivity trends/impact of Developmental Programmes on Pulses research areas and Identification of Bottlenecks and suggest measures for their rectification and also feedback to the Indian Institute of Pulses Research (ICAR) through institutionalized mechanism of National Conference/Group Meets on Chickpea, Pigeonpea, MULLaRP, Arid Legumes and DAC-ICAR Interface. Interface with national and International Research Organizations and Stake holders on area of crop Research.
Preparation of Weekly Weather Watch Report (WWWR), close monitoring of weather/rainfall pattern/temp/coverage/market arrivals and prices of pulses at national level and for all agricultural crops in the state of M.P. & Chhattisgarh and weekly feedback to the Ministry for review of the Crop Tracking Committee meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Special Secretary, Government of India.
Formulation of Annual and Five year National plan, coordination in execution and monitoring of crop production programmes of pulses at national level.
Assisting states (M.P.& Chhattisgarh) in planning the Programme convergence and monitoring thereof.
Critical monitoring of the NFSM-Pulses, all Central Sector/Centrally Sponsored Schemes in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (the assigned states).
Assisting states/UTs in initiation, planning, formulation and intensification of crop development programmes in consonance with the ongoing states programme/Contingency Planning/Crop diversification aspects.
To assess the crop loss/damage to agricultural sector during Natural Calamities as Member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) representing the Crops Division of Department of Agriculture & Cooperation.
To act as nodal agency for Technology Transfer/Technology Dissemination/Extension for Pulses Development across the country and to work out Human Resource Development needs at all clientele level.
Crop Tracking during growing season and production estimate forecast.