Shahnaz Begum of DOT
 Mugs, lentils and various types of pulses play a big role in ensuring a balanced diet for the citizens. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) has developed 42 improved varieties and 41 improved farming techniques of seven types of pulses, reports Sarabangla.net.
 According to the ministry, the greater Faridpur and Barisal regions are one of the major production areas for pulses in the country . But farmers from Faridpur to Barisal are still cultivating varieties of pulses in the traditional way. As a result, the expected yield is not coming, so a huge amount of pulses have to be imported.
 Meanwhile, salinity and waterlogging are now a constant problem in southern lands. These two problems in land are growing over time.
As a result, the cultivation of pulses in these areas is being damaged on the one hand and cannot be expanded on the other hand.
 According to the Planning Commission and the Ministry of Agriculture, one of the objectives of the project is to increase the production of pulses in the greater Barisal and Faridpur regions.
 The Ministry of Agriculture says that pulses are an important crop to meet the demand for balanced diet and nutrition. At present the total demand of pulses in Bangladesh is about 26.5 lakh metric tons but the production is about 9.36 lakh metric tons. As a result, more than 16 lakh metric tons of pulses have to be imported every year.