India needs to get over obsession with wheat and rice; mere MSP hikes won’t work

Remember, India is the largest producer, consumer and importers of pulses in the world. About a third of the demand for pulses was met through imports last fiscal. India produced 17.5 million tonnes and imported another 5.2 million tonnes. And for the second year in a row (2014-15 and 2015-16), India suffered a two million tonne decline in pulses output, Sindhu Bhattacharya writes in Firstpost.

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