Research and extension agencies are now focusing on bridging the yield gaps — the huge differences between actual and potential yields — in rainfed areas. Forty years back, a similar political lobby opposed the introduction of Mexican wheat variety in India. This called for drastic action to increase yield. Perhaps, soon, that will change to him expectantly looking at the data cloud through his mobile phone, waiting for it to spew out the information and knowledge, to add to his wisdom. China actually was suffering from famine. Situation is no different toady, except that timely rains this year have brightened the prospect of the Rabi wheat crop.
Here also biggest potential lies in north eastern India. A lot of food grains were exported. This established India as one of the world's biggest agricultural producers. Thirdly, in spite of all the development not only our agriculture but also the food distribution system is almost entirely dependent on climate. These inputs are very basic in nature, they are land and water. With its success, the begging bowl stereotype of India in the West was laid to rest.
In other states, such as Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, in areas where these inputs were not assured, the results were limited or negligible, leading to considerable variation in crop yields within these states. This in turn boosted industrial growth, created jobs and improved the quality of life of the people in villages. A query-able content repository in the cloud can make real-time market information and analytics available to individual farmers. It is not a violent Red Revolution like that of the Soviets, nor is it a White Revolution like that of the Shah of Iran. The production of wheat has produced the best results in fueling self-sufficiency of India. It is the salvations of the rapidly increasing population.
Farmers will soon be able to access these reports online. This is mainly because of low yields. Source s : Heard about this Green Revolution but never really took interest in it because it seems that very few people are interested in it as well. Whether this increased availability of funds will translate into start of much delayed irrigation initiatives or not, time will tell. Please see our disclaimer section for complete terms.
Recently, the government has launched a aimed at alleviating the wide spread malnutrition and low birth weights of many infants and children. This is to be done by genetically engineered crops, by continuously improving them. Just like any other businessmen they have to look for the most economical way to boost productivity and profits to themselves. But they will also need to spend public money directly on research. Due to the increased production due to the Green Revolution, the Indian government was able to maintain buffer stock.
As the digital revolution rolls across India, agriculture is its last, and most important, frontier. The amounts needed are small. This creates an urgent need to raise agricultural productivity. I call it the Green Revolution. And could these ideas be applied in other developing countries? Forty years back, a similar political lobby opposed the introduction of Mexican wheat variety in India. One would be the natural monsoon and the other an artificial 'monsoon.
We have seen in last articles that increasing costs of fertilizers are pushing agro costs upwards and turning food unaffordable for masses. Come drought, excessive rains, floods, hailstorms or any vagaries of weather, and there are prophets of doom mushrooming all over with predictions of food scarcity and rising prices. The Green Revolution also involved environmental costs: unsustainable groundwater extraction, fertilizer run-off, pesticide residues, salinization. It seeks to transform Indian agriculture into a climate resilient production system in the domain of crops and animal husbandry. Similarly rainy season surplus water in the Gangetic plains can reach the southern India and develop agriculture in areas unknown before. Hence Government of India is back into square one i. We in the West, with Indian heritage, who still prefer Indian basmati and daals, loved to purchase all things Indian.
Just like any other businessmen they have to look for the most economical way to boost productivity and profits to themselves. To achieve the forgoing amount of production a growth rate of 5 to 6% in agricultural sector has to be maintained over next 15 years. Cheap credit from banks and corporates can facilitate horticulture. The severity of these famines and their relationship to the history of British rule and economic policies in the 19th and 20th centuries make statements about the causes of famine in India controversial and difficult to cite without bias. Organic Farming in India Organic farming system in India is not new and is being followed from ancient time. To quote an old Chinese saying — When price of rice goes far beyond what a common man can pay, heaven ordains a new ruler. See : Like According to best of my understanding Green revolution aimed at making the country self sufficient.