Chapter : 2. Food Security In India

Green Revolution And Production Of More Food Grains

Green Revolution means revolution in the field of agriculture production by introducing the various technological and institutional reforms and also by bringing new tracts of wasteland under cultivation.
To meet this situation, the government took up many schemes for the improvement of agriculture :
1. Agriculture was given top priority in the First Five - Year Plan.
2. Several schemes for irrigation were undertaken and arid and semi-arid areas were brought under cultivation.
3. New and scientific methods of farming were adopted.
4. Few high-yielding varieties of seeds were developed.
5. Farmers were also encouraged to use manures and a break-through was made in the sixties and India saw a boom in agriculture.

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