To what extent, it is justified to call Green revolution as an agriculture revolution? Examine.

Hint: It was not a true revolution in the sense that it was confined to few crops, few people, few states and few regions only. No substantial increase in production and productivity of pulses was achieved, despite the fact that pulses account for 10% of the total food grains. Further, its spatial distribution was also uneven and it largely benefited the big farmers of Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and some districts of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. It spread to some other parts of the country too little and too late.

Question for UPSC Mains:
To what extent, it is justified to call Green revolution as an agriculture revolution? Examine.

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

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