What is Green Revolution ? When and why was it implemented?



Due to low productivity, frequent occurence of famines and low levels of agricultural produce in the latter half of the second five year plan, a team was formed to suggest various ways to counter these problems. As per the recommendations of the team, government introduced the use of HYV seeds, modern techniques and inputs like fertilizers, irrigation facilities and subsidised credit. These steps collectively are known as Intensive Area Development Programme (IADP). Consequently, in the year 1967-68, food grains production increased nearly by 25%. Due to this substantial increase of food grains production, this outcome is known as ‘Green Revolution’. The word (Green Revolution) comprises of two words ‘Green’ that is associated with crops and ‘Revolution’ that is associated with the substantial increase.