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Check out State Wise Suggested Varieties of Lentil

It is also used with wheat flour while making bread and cakes. Given that they contain more than 25% protein, lentils are a great meat substitute. They're also a fantastic source of iron, a mineral that vegetarian diets occasionally lack.

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
It is one of the most significant pulse crops that are high in protein ,The world's second-largest producer of lentils is India.
It is one of the most significant pulse crops that are high in protein ,The world's second-largest producer of lentils is India.

The world's second-largest producer of Lentil is India. It is one of the most significant pulse crops that are high in protein. Lentils offer a supply of starch for the printing and textile industry. It is also used with wheat flour while making bread and cakes. Given that they contain more than 25% protein, lentils are a great meat substitute. They're also a fantastic source of iron, a mineral that vegetarian diets occasionally lack.

Lentils need a cold environment. It is extremely resilient and can withstand harsh winters and frost to a large extent. It needs a chilly environment for vegetative growth and a warm environment for maturation. Growth is best at temperatures between 18 and 30°C.

The ideal soil types for growing lentils are well-drained loam soils with a neutral response. Lentils cannot be grown on acidic soil. So that seeds could be sown at a consistent depth, the soil needed to be friable and weed-free. One deep ploughing and two to three cross harrowing should be performed on thick soils. The land should be levelled after harrowing by creating a little slope to facilitate irrigation.

State-wise Recommended varieties of Lentil

Bihar

Varieties- Pant L 406, PL 639, Mallika (K-75), NDL 2, WBL 58, HUL 57, WBL 77, Arun (PL 777-12)

Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

Varieties- Malika (K-75), IPL-81 (Nuri), JL-3, IPL-406, L-4076, IPL316, DPL 62 (Sheri)

Gujarat

Varieties- Malika (K-75), IPL-81 (Nuri), L-4076, JL-3

Haryana

Varieties- Pant L-4, DPL-15 (Priya), Sapna, L-4147, DPL-62 (Sheri), Pant L-406, Pant L-639

Maharashtra

Varieties- JL 3, IPL 81 (Nuri), Pant L 4

Punjab

Varieties- PL-639, LL-147, LH-84-8, L-4147, IPL-406, LL-931, PL 7

Uttar Pradesh

Varieties- PL-639, Malika (K-75), NDL-2, DPL-62, IPL-81, IPL-316, L4076, HUL-57, DPL 15

Rajasthan

Varieties- Pant L-8 (PL-063), DPL-62 (Sheri), IPL 406 (Anguri)

Uttarakhand

Varieties- VL-103, PL-5, VL-507, PL-6, VL-129, VL-514, VL-133

Jammu & Kashmir

Varieties- VL 507, HUL 57, Pant L 639, VL 125, VL 125, Pant L 406

West Bengal

Varieties- WBL-58 WBL-81

Tips to achieve higher production

  1. A deep summer ploughing is used every three years.

  2. Prior to planting, seeds should be treated.

  3. The soil test result should be used to guide fertilizer application.

  4. Wilt-resistant/tolerant varieties: RVL-31, IPL81 (Noori), IPL-316, Sekhar Masoor-2.

  5. Rust-resistant/tolerant varieties: Pant L-6, Pant L-7, Sekhar Masoor-2, IPL-406, WBL-77 IPL-316, Masoor 2.

  6. Adopt a comprehensive strategy for plant protection.

  7. Weed management must be carried out when necessary.

  1. Please contact the district KVK or the closest KVK for technical information about crop production.

  2. To take advantage of agricultural production programs sponsored by the federal government and state governments, agricultural tools (ploughing, fertilizers, micronutrients, pesticides, irrigation equipment),

Please get in touch with the local DDA/SADO office if you need storage infrastructure, etc.

For more information also visit – 

M-Kisan portal - http://mkisan.gov.in

Farmers portal - http://farmer.gov.in

Kisan Call Centre (KCC)-Toll-Free No.-1800-180-1551

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