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.
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
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
Functions of Directorate
To plan, Coordinate and monitor nodal commodity (crops)
development programmes i.e. NFSM- Pulses at the National level
and coordinating the efforts to formulate and implement Crop
Development programme for other states/UTs and recommend measure
to improve them;
monitor CSS viz. National Food Security Mission (NFSM–Rice,
Pulses, Wheat, Commercial Crops, Coarse Cereals) and Front Line
monitor other CSS on Bringing Green Revolution for Eastern India
(BGREI) programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in
Chhattisgarh state, and analyse progress report.
monitor CSS on MM-I on oilseeds and MM III on Tree Borne
Oilseeds (TBOs) in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states, Mini
Mission-II on Oilpalm in Chhattisgarh state under National
Mission on Oilseeds and Oilpalm (NMOOP).
monitor Dry Land development activities, extension reforms
(ATMA), mechanization etc. under NMSA, NMAE&T and RKVY
interventions in the state of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
act as Convenor/Team Leader, National Level Monitoring Team
(NLMT) for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh under NFSM (Rice,
Pulses, Wheat, Commercial Crops, Coarse Cereals) and Bringing
Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI).
liaise with the other Central Ministries ICAR institutes, SAUs,
International Research Organizations, NGOs and other stake
holders in the field of Agri. and allied sectors for better
Research-Development interface. Also represent Department of
Agriculture and Cooperation on their Committee/ events with a
view to have direct interface for onward benefits to formulate
farmer friendly schemes at national level with a unified
approach for the overall development of agriculture sector as a
have closer interaction/coordination with the Project
Directorates/Institutes/SAUs/KVKs and other Research Centres of
the ICAR and represent.
Built data base and
maintain the flow of information and ideas between research and
participate in the State Level Crop Training Programmes;
Developing leaflets/ Literatures on training manuals;
provide crop specific advisories technical inputs to extension
agencies and to Extension Division of the Ministry of
Agriculture for skill development, national policies and for the
represent the Varietal Identification Committee (VIC) on pulses
and evaluate the performance of the newly evolved/ released
To study and analyze trends in weather, crop area, production
weekly weather and crop prospect reports in respect of kharif
and Rabi pulses in all states and all crops in nodal states for
review at the national level i.e. to Department of Agriculture
up state wise & district wise area, production & productivity
data on Pulses;
assist Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in fixing
targets of production and suggest measures to achieve them;
To help states in formulation of specific contingent plan;
represent Central team in the event of natural disaster;
co-ordinate in programmatic review of all Centrally Sponsored/
Central Sector Schemes in agriculture (RKVY, NFSM, NMOOP etc.)
special package (eg. Bundelkhand Package).
organise and coordinate Seminar/Workshop/Conference /Review
Meetings at state and national level.