Define Green Revolution. How is Green Revolution different from traditional farming?
Answer to be written in the exam:
The Green Revolution is the term used to describe the significant rise in agricultural output that occurred between 1967 and 1968 as a result of the adoption of a new agricultural strategy that necessitated the concurrent use of superior and modern agricultural inputs.
M.S. Swaminathan and his group also made a positive impact on India's Green Revolution. The key areas where the Green Revolution began are Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
Difference between Green Revolution and Traditional farming:
- The term "Green Revolution" describes the utilisation of technology , genetically modified high-yielding varieties of crops, and chemical fertilisers. Natural fertilisers and seeds are prioritised in traditional farming
- Traditional seeds with relatively poor yields were utilised in cultivation up to the middle of the 1960s.
- Less irrigation was required for conventional seeds . Cow dung and other types of natural manure were used by farmers as fertilisers.
- The farmers didn't have to buy any of these because they were all easily accessible.
- Indian farmers were exposed to the growing of wheat and rice using High-Yielding Varieties (HYVs) of seeds during the Green Revolution in the late 1960s.
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