Mission Pulses

"To enhance the incomes of 30,000 farmers involved in mountain pulses and legumes through productivity enhancement, improved post-harvest processes and collective marketing initiatives"

Pulses and legumes production in Uttarakhand is characterized by a diversity of crops and their locational specificity, based on adaptation to prevailing agro climatic conditions. This group of crops utilizes limited soil moisture and nutrients more efficiently than cereals, for which reason marginalized and poor farmers of difficult mountain areas prefer to grow them, often under highly adverse conditions. At present almost all pulse and legume cultivation in the central Himalayas is confined to unirrigated areas and this trend is liable to continue. At the same time farmers face increasing losses due to the lack of improved varieties, production technologies, post-harvest technologies, value addition and due to the lack of organised marketing in the region.

Therefore, the project Mission Pulses is designed to take forward the interventions carried out during last few years within the Himmotthan Pariyojana (HMP) for collection, processing, branding and institutional marketing of agri produce. Focus would be on production enhancement, area expansion, post harvesting technologies, formation and strengthening of vibrant community institutions and setting up of economically viable community owned pulses and agri commodity marketing in the region. The programme will be integrated with cluster cooperative formed under other ongoing HMP initiatives (Maximizing Mountain Agriculture Project, Natural Resource based Livelihood Project, Central Himalayan Livelihood Project and Post Disaster Livelihood Restoration Projects, etc.) through adopting cluster approach and linking them to existing government programmes and schemes will further contribute to their long term viability. The pulses programme will focus on the block saturation approach by intensifying the marketing interventions in the selected blocks.


Farmers Produce Branding and Marketing

Trishulii Producer Co. Ltd. supported by Himmotthan Society and Tata Trusts will help farmers to sell their produce within and outside of the state. For more information – www.trishuliiproducts.com

Himmotthan Head Office

193, Vasant Vihar, Phase-2

Behind Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School


Uttarakhand, India - 248006

Contact Number : (0135)- 2760728, 2761796

Himmotthan WATSAN Office

41, Vasant Vihar, Phase-2


Uttarakhand, India - 248006

Contact Number : (0135)- 2762966

Himmotthan Regional Offices
1. Kumaun Region-Almora

(Mohalla Talla Galli, Jakhan Devi, Almora, Uttarakhand India, 263609)

2. Garhwal Region Office- Chamoli

Near Petrol Pump, Gopeshwar,District Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India

3. Garhwal Region Office- Jadipani

Gram Saud, Jadipani, Chamba Block, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

4. Himmotthan Society/Tata Trusts PMU Leh

C/o Advocate Otsal Wangdus near Postal Colony
Housing Colony Leh - 194101 (Ladakh), India
Tel: 01982-253553

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