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3 Green Revolution Green Revolution: The green revolution is the significant increase in agricultural productivity resulting from the introduction of high - yield varieties of grains , use of pesticides , and improved management techniques.

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4 In 1965 the present government of Mrs . Indira Gandhi decided to take a major step on present Agriculture condition . Thus "Green Revolution" was applied to the period from 1967 to 1978 basically in parts of Punjab and Haryana . At this stage the Green Revolution was concern only with Wheat & Rice . Green Revolution in India

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6 Dr.M S Swaminathan from India led the Green Revolution as the Project Director. & Dr. Norman Borlaug from Mexico supported the Green Revolution through the introduction of high yielding variety of wheat seeds.

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8 The introduction of high-yielding varieties of seeds after 1965 and the increased use of fertilizers and irrigation. Provided the increase in production needed to make India self-sufficient in food grains, thus improving agriculture in India. It introduced the new techniques and machinary to farmers

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9 Result Of The Green Revolution Statistical Result Economic Result Sociological Result Political Result

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10 Statistical Results The Green Revolution resulted in a record grain output of 131 million tons in 1978-79. This established India as one of the world's biggest agricultural producers. No other country in the world, which attempted the Green Revolution recorded such level of success.

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12 The increase in irrigation created need of new dams to harness monsoon water. This in turn boosted industrial growth, created jobs and improved the quality of life of the people India paid back all loans taken from the World Bank for the purpose of the Green Revolution. Economical Result

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13 The Green Revolution created plenty of jobs not only for agricultural workers but also industrial workers By the creation of lateral facilities such as factories and hydro-electric power stations help to uplift the social as well as the economic condition . Sociological Result

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14 India transformed itself from a starving nation to an exporter of food. Green Revolution was one factor that made Mrs Indira Gandhi (1917-84) and her party, a very powerful political force in India Political Result

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15 Limitations of the Green Revolution

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16 The Green Revolution, howsoever impressive, but NOT succeeded in making India totally and permanently self-sufficient in food. In terms of crops, it remains largely confined to foodgrains only. Only Punjab and Haryana states showed best results of Green Revolution.

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17 The Hazardous Impact Of Green Revolution

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18 The new farming techniques, has given birth to the serious pollution of drinking water causing cancer and other diseases. A recent Punjabi University study found a high rate of genetic damage among farmers, which was attributed to pesticide use. The new organic farmers cite, fertilizer, and pesticides, and chemical used are ruining the soil.

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20 Precautions

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21 Proper planning and Implementation of Agriculural Plan . Avoiding access use of chemical fertilizers and Pesticides . Proper irregation systems so that water wastage can be controlled . Frequent Pollution Control Check of the soil should be done .

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