Directorate of Pulses Development, one of the eight Commodity Development Directorates (Jute, Cotton, Wheat, Millets, Rice, Sugarcane and Oilseeds) under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare was established at Lucknow in 1971 with the merger of Regional Extension Units at Ahmadabad (Gujarat). On the recommendation of "Commodity Development Directorates Re-organization Committee", the National Head Quarter of the Pulses Development was subsequently shifted to Bhopal (M.P.) in 1996. 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 638 districts of 29 States in the Country during 12th five year plan (2012-13 to 2016-17). 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, Commercial Crops, Coarse Cereals), BGREI, Cluster FLD on Pulses under NFSM, FLD on Rice, Wheat, Pulses & Coarse Cereals under NFSM, Cluster Demonstration on Oilseed under NMOOP, Seed-Hub project, Breeder Seed Programme, Seed Minikit Programme on Pulses under NFSM, NMSA, NMAET, NMOOP, & RKVY etc.