The Future of Food:Pulses

The United Nations (UN) has declared year 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP 2016) to position pulses as a primary source of protein and other essential nutrients. Nehru Science Centre, a constituent unit of National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous scientific organization functioning under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is organising series of events, activities, programmes, and an exhibitions ‘the Future of the Food: Pulses’ to celebrate the United Nations – International Year of Pulses. As a part of the celebration, an exhibition “Pulses: The Future of the Food” is designed & developed at the centre. We are also happy to inform you that, the exhibition “The Future of the Food: Pulses” was inaugurated, and celebration of IYP2016 launched by Consul General, H. E. Mr. Erdal Sabri Ergen, Turkish Consulate General in Mumbai, in the august presence of Dr. Frederick Raab, Head, LIGO Hanford Observatory, USA on 15th September, 2016 (Thursday) at 10:30 AM the centre.

This exhibition primarily covers History of Pulses, Pulses: Global & Indian Perspective, Pulses Benefits, World Food Programme’s Food Basket, Pulses Cuisines, Relationship between Farmers &  Pulses, Pulses’ diseases, Pulse Genomic Research, Yield Potential & Technology Transfer, Pluses Production Scenario, Demand & Supply, Major Pulses Producing States, Challenges, expert’s views and conclusion: call for action. The exhibition also includes hands-on exhibits, original samples of different species of pulses, 3D diorama, visual illustrations, multimedia, videos, infographics, and 3D Models etc. This exhibition is interactive cum participatory in nature. This entire exhibition is developed in close consultation & support from leading institutions including the Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur. It is in this context, the exhibition on pulses plays a pivotal role in reaching out to the visitors of different backgrounds to achieve the objectives of International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016.