Published on: 11/21/2020 12:56:34 AM

The Green Revolution started in 1965 with the introduction of hybrid seeds into the scenario of Indian agriculture, along with better irrigational facilities and fertilisers. The Father of Indian Green Revolution is M.S. Swaminathan. It showed great success during 1967 till 1978. The first stage of this revolution focused on states like Punjab and Tamil Nadu with primary crop focused was wheat.

Characteristics Features

  • Introduction of hybrid variety seeds.
  • Other than wheat, other crops were also targeted.
  • Effective irrigation is the primary focus.
  • It mainly focused on food grains and not cash crops.
  • Increased use of chemical fertilisers to increase productivity.
  • Introduction of advanced agricultural technologies for promoting commercial framing.

Impact of Green Revolution

  • Increase in productivity or agricultural output was observed in the beginning stage of introduction.
  • There was also increase in the per acre yield.
  • India became less dependent on import of food crops.
  • A rise in rural employment was observed.
  • It majorly benefited the farmers with a significant rise in their income graph.