Dr M S  Swaminathan: Father of India’s Green Revolution

GS1/GS3 Paper   Syllabus: Post-Independent India, Agriculture    Source: IE, TH, DTE  Context: Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan (MS Swaminathan) (1925 to 2023) who passed away recently, played a crucial role in heralding the Green Revolution that helped India combat food insecurity   Timeline of Dr M S  Swaminathan’s life:   Key contributions of M S Swaminathan:   …

Role of Punjab and Haryana in de-risking the Indian Economy

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Agriculture and related issues   Source: IE  Context: Assured irrigation access has made the two states (Punjab and Haryana) the most reliable producers of rice and wheat, which will matter in a bad monsoon year.   Importance of Punjab and Haryana: Both have been India’s breadbasket and lynchpins of its food …

Open-source seeds movement

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Agriculture and Issues of Food Security   Source: TH  Context: Inspired by the success of open-source software, a Canadian plant breeder suggested (in 1999) a similar approach to seeds. Background: The advent of hybrid seeds, the growth of the commercial seed industry, scientific plant breeding, etc., conferred plant breeders and developers …

SANSAD TV: MILESTONES SERIES: GREEN REVOLUTION

  Introduction: The Green Revolution in India was initiated in the 1960s by introducing high-yielding varieties of rice and wheat to increase food production in order to alleviate hunger and poverty post -independence. The Green Revolutionwas a period that began in the 1960s during which agriculture in India was converted into a modern industrial system by the adoption …

Critically analyse the impact of green revolution on agriculture. What were the constraints on the spread of High Yielding Varieties (HYV) throughout India?

Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 2. Critically analyse the impact of green revolution on agriculture. What were the constraints on the spread of High Yielding Varieties (HYV) throughout India? (250 Words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Chapter – 33 – India Since Independence by Bipan Chandra Why the question: The question is part …

The Green Revolution and the benefits that accrued out of it helped transform the Indian economy from a state of food deficient country to a food surplus one. However, it had its own limitations. Analyse.

Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1. The Green Revolution and the benefits that accrued out of it helped transform the Indian economy from a state of food deficient country to a food surplus one. However, it had its own limitations. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Chapter-3 – NCERT XII – …