The First Green Revolution resulted in substantial increase in __: 
1. area under cultivation
2. production and productivity of all foodgrains
3. per capita consumption of chemical fertilizers
Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

The key achievement of the green revolution was boost in production of two major cereals viz. Wheat and rice. But it was also a major drawback. The revolution was mainly confined to High Yielding Varieties (HYV) cereals, mainly rice, wheat, maize and jowar. It did not cover other coarse cereals, millets and neither had it covered pulses.

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