Green Revolution

October 7, 2015

Demand Supply Gap in Quality Seeds in India

The foundation of green revolution in the country was hybrid, high yielding seeds. The Government established National Seeds Corporation (NSC) in 1963 to undertake production of foundation and certified seeds. NSC and the state seed corporations did commendable job in…

September 29, 2015

Evaluation of the BGREI Programme

Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India or BGREI scheme was launched in 2010-11 by the UPA government on the basis of recommendation of a Planning Commission task force. This task force focussed on the degrading soil / groundwater condition of…

September 29, 2015

Why India needs Second Green Revolution?

India needs second green revolution to bring food security to its billion plus population, to remove distress of farming community and to make its agriculture globally competitive. To achieve these goals, yield rates of foodgrains, pulses, oil seeds, dairying and…

September 29, 2015

Conceptual Framework of Second Green Revolution

The first green revolution ran out of steam mainly because it was focussed only on grain production; it did not help the dryland farming and it was not scale neutral and thus helped only large farmers. The call for second…

September 29, 2015

Failures of Green Revolution in India

Although green revolution led to increased production and economic betterment of the well to do farmers, but there is a dark aspect of this development. On several fronts, our institutional and political dispensation failed miserably, leading to current farmer distress.…

September 29, 2015

Green Revolution and the Class Polarization Argument

It has been often argued that early part of Green Revolution led to a class polarization in the rural parts of the country because rich peasants became richer at the cost of small peasants; because the later were not able…

September 29, 2015

Was Green Revolution a True Agricultural Revolution?

Green revolution was not an agricultural revolution in true sense. The new strategy brought a revolution in production of a few crops only. Initially it was limited to wheat, maize and bajra only. India’s largest crop rice responded to green…

September 26, 2015

Labour augmenting and labour displacing element in Green Revolution

There is a general consensus that the adoption of new technology in Green Revolution had reduced labour absorption in agriculture. The uneven regional growth was mainly responsible for the low absorption of labour within agriculture. In a large number of…

September 26, 2015

Green Revolution and Regional Inequalities

HYVP was initiated on a small area of 1.89 million hectares in 1966-67 and was limited to the irrigated Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh. Naturally, the benefits of the new technology remained concentrated in this area only. Moreover, since…