Some insights on Green revolution

Some insights on Green revolution
Green revolution is the process of using high yield varieties of better seeds, chemical fertilizers and new techniques in agriculture. India has ranked first in agricultural system in the production of tea and groundnut, and ranks second in the production of jute, rice, sugarcane and oil seeds by the introduction of green revolution. In 1968, Norman Borlaug, an American agronomist was the first to introduce high yielding wheat in India. Borlaug has been hailed as the father of green revolution but M. S. Swaminathan is known as the father of green revolution in India. Green revolution increased the agriculture production with the introduction of fertilizers but every year with the increase in population at a faster rate, we need to improve the agricultural system by harvesting more crops in a faster rate than before. Hence, by cultivating more crops continuously for a year, our land is losing its fertility. The fertility of the soil is being restored again by using manures and fertilizers. Thus, green revolution improved our dependency on fertilizers more. Though green revolution contributes for more advantages in agriculture practices, it has certain complications, which should be taken into consideration and must be further evolved for the betterment.
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Mythily B. Some insights on Green revolution. BioLim O-Media. 20 , 4-05. 2(4).
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