Small Scale Pulse Processing Machinery and Byproduct Utilization – A Good Source of Income Generation | Original Article
Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy as it provides livelihood to 70 % of our population. It is, therefore, very essential that all out effort is made for rural development through increased production, productivity and proper post harvest care for farm produce which supply us food and raw material for different agro-based industries. Suitable strategy should be developed for generating additional income and employment in rural areas so as to check migration of rural people to urban areas in search of jobs. One such pertinent strategy and perhaps the most important could be to provide additional income and employment to farmers by way of encouraging them to process their produce at rural level. Pulse milling at rural level is an important activity to achieve this goal.