It has been argued that early part of Green Revolution led to a class polarization in the rural parts of the country. Discuss critically.

Hint: The argument was that rich peasants became richer at the cost of small peasants; because the later were not able to access modern inputs.  This argument further says that resources were concentrated into those regions which were already well to do and thus it further accentuated the regional imbalance. This argument led the Indira government to launch Garibi Hatao campaign for rural poor and other programmes such as Small Farmers Development Agencies (SFDA), Rural Works Programme (RWP), Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP), Command Area Development Programme (CADP) etc.

Question for UPSC Mains:
It has been argued that early part of Green Revolution led to a class polarization in the rural parts of the country. Discuss critically.

Published: October 27, 2015 | Modified:October 15, 2020

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