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February 10 is observed as World Pulses Day.

About World Pulses Day:

  • The UN General Assembly in 2019 decided to dedicate a day to Pulses to increase awareness and access to pulses globally known as World Pulses Day.
  • The World Pulses Day falls on February 10 every year and recognised pulses as a global food.
  • On this Day, people make efforts in creating awareness about the importance of pulses in sustainable food production.
  • World Pulses Day 2021 theme – #LovePulses

Significance of pulses:

  • Pulses are important for a healthy diet.
  • Pulses are rich in nutritional and protein values.
  • Pulses, and legumes (lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans, soybeans, and peanuts) play an equally important role in health maintenance and overall improvement.
  • Pulses also contribute majorly to achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.
  • Pulses and legume crops help in improving the feasibility of agricultural production systems.
  • Pulses provide environmental benefits. The nitrogen-fixing properties of pulses improve soil fertility, which increases the productivity and fertility of the farmland.


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