Examine the labor augmenting the labor displacing element in Green revolution.

Hint: Adoption of new technology in Green Revolution had reduced labor absorption in agriculture. The uneven regional growth was mainly responsible for the low absorption of labor within agriculture. In a large number of states, especially in those regions where there was abundant availability of labor, the growth of output was too slow to generate adequate employment opportunities. In high growth regions, labor was not plentiful and wage rates were high. The sudden rise in the demand for labor in these areas induced mechanization and labor-saving practices in general. This happened despite the use of migrant labor from the less developed regions for certain operations.

Question for UPSC Mains:
Examine the labor augmenting the labor displacing  element in Green revolution.

Published: October 27, 2015 | Modified:June 27, 2019