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The pigeon pea production of India was 4.34 million tonnes (leading producer) from an acreage of 5.05 million ha. with a productivity of 859 Kg/ha. (DES, MoAF&W, 2022, fourth advanced estimates). India is the leading importer (92.65% Share in global pigeon pea import in 2021) with an import volume of 674.44 million Kg. India contributed to 77.61% of the global pigeonpea production during 2020 (Tridge, 2023). The global pigeon pea market reached a volume of 13.3 million tons in 202 as per FMI, a market research organization. The market is projected to reach 23.6 million Tons by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 9.51% during 2022-2027. In 2022, the estimated market value of pigeon pea (FMI, 2023) is US$ 14,334.5 million which is expected to touch US$ 23,798 million by 2032. Pigeonpea is majorly used a split cotyledons (dahl), and the consumer market is majorly dependent on this product. It’s an indispensable part of the vegan diet of the Indian subcontinent. Besides the pigeon pea crop is immensely important with respect to diversification of the cropping cycle, low ecological foot print, improvement of soil health, bringing fallow lands under cultivation etc. Mozambique is the top exporter of pigeon pea. In India. Uttar Pradesh state is the leading producer (0.47 million tonnes from 0.49 million ha. with a productivity of 944 kg./ ha.) contributing to 34.87% of the national production (Fourth advanced estimates, DES, MoAF&W, 2022). It is followed by Madhya Pradesh (0.44 million tonnes, 34.55% of national production), West Bengal (10.53%), Bihar (8.84%) and Jharkhand (4.53 %) states with respect to their contribution in the national production of pigeon pea

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