Pulses

 

Protein is the most essential component of human diet. It is required for body growth and its repair for all ages. The best and important source is animal protein but it is too expensive, hence out of reach of common man.Pulses are the most important source of vegetable protein in Pakistan. They are cultivated on 5% of the total cropped area. Their use ranges from baby food to delicacies of the rich and the poor. Because of the population growth, demand for pulses is increasing day by day. There is a need to develop varities with higher yield potential that respond to improved management practices so as to meet the increasing demand of pulses.