How did India aim at self-sufficiency in food grains after independence?

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How did India aim at self-sufficiency in food grains after independence?
Answer:

  • After independence, the Indian policy makers adopted all measures to achieve self¬sufficiency.
  • India has adopted a new strategy in agriculture called the ‘Green Revolution’, which is introduced in the production of rice and wheat.
  • Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India officially recorded the success of the Green Revolution by releasing a special stamp entitled ‘Wheat Revolution’.
  • The success of wheat was later replicated in rice.
  • The highest rate of growth was achieved in Punjab and Haryana where foodgrains production jumped to an all-time high.
  • Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on the other hand, recorded significant increase in rice yield.