The green revolution is the significant
increase in agricultural productivity
resulting from the introduction of high -
yield varieties of grains , use of
pesticides , and improved management
In 1965 the present government of
Mrs . Indira Gandhi decided to take a
major step on present Agriculture
Thus "Green Revolution" was applied to
the period from 1967 to 1978 basically in
parts of Punjab and Haryana .
At this stage the Green Revolution was
concern only with Wheat & Rice .
Dr.M S Swaminathan
from India led the
Green Revolution as
the Project Director.
Dr. Norman Borlaug
supported the Green
the introduction of
high yielding variety
of wheat seeds.
Continued expansion of farming
Using seeds with improved
The introduction of high-yielding
varieties of seeds after 1965 and the
increased use of fertilizers and
Provided the increase in production
needed to make India self-sufficient in
food grains, thus improving
agriculture in India.
It introduced the new techniques and
machinary to farmers
• Statistical Result
• Economic Result
• Sociological Result
• Political Result
• The Green Revolution resulted in a
record grain output of 131 million tons
• This established India as one of the
world's biggest agricultural producers.
• No other country in the world, which
attempted the Green Revolution
recorded such level of success.
• The increase in irrigation created
need of new dams to harness
• This in turn boosted industrial
growth, created jobs and improved
the quality of life of the people
• India paid back all loans taken from
the World Bank for the purpose of
the Green Revolution.
• The Green Revolution created plenty
of jobs not only for agricultural
workers but also industrial workers
• By the creation of lateral facilities
such as factories and hydro-electric
power stations help to uplift the
social as well as the economic
• India transformed itself from a
starving nation to an exporter of food.
• Green Revolution was one factor that
made Mrs Indira Gandhi (1917-84)
and her party, a very powerful
political force in India
• The Green Revolution, howsoever
impressive, but NOT succeeded in
making India totally and
permanently self-sufficient in food.
• In terms of crops, it remains largely
confined to foodgrains only.
• Only Punjab and Haryana states
showed best results of Green
The new farming techniques, has given birth
to the serious pollution of drinking water causing
cancer and other diseases.
A recent Punjabi University study found
a high rate of genetic damage among
farmers, which was attributed to
The new organic farmers
cite, fertilizer, and pesticides, and chemical
used are ruining the soil.
Proper planning and Implementation
of Agriculural Plan .
Avoiding access use of chemical
fertilizers and Pesticides .
Proper irregation systems so that
water wastage can be controlled .
Frequent Pollution Control Check of
the soil should be done .