Chapter : 2. Food Security In India

Self Sufficiency Is Food Grain

Self sufficiency : Though after the success of Green Revolution an new Agricultural Policy the imports of food grains have considerably fallen but still India is not, self dependent in case of food security. Success of wheat Revolution in July 1968 later was replicated in rice. The highest rate of growth was achieved in Punjab and Haryana, where food production jumped from 7.23 million tones in 1964-65 to reach an all time high of 30.33 million tones in 1995-96. Production in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and the north eastern states continued to stagger. Tamil Nadu and Andra Pradesh, on the other hand, recorded significant increases in rice yield.

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