Agricultural Revolution in India| Movement towards Growth
The Indian agricultural sector has been a symbol of the Green Revolution, Yellow Revolution, White Revolution and Blue Revolution.The Agricultural Revolution in India help this particular field grew exponentially in creation of multitude new opportunities and openings.
Types Of Revolution
- Higher Production (Technology driven 2nd Green revolution).
- Committing a sustained growth of four per cent in the farm sector, the government announced a technology-driven second green revolution with emphasis on higher productivity and a “protein revolution”
- Govt. set up of a Price Stabilisation Fund with a corpus of Rs.500 crore to help farmers deal with volatility also A Kisan TV channel will be launched for providing real-time information on new techniques, water conservation and organic farming.
- The agri-tech fund will be used to make farming competitive and profitable, step up public and private investment, develop agro-technology and modernise existing agri-business infrastructure.
Ever Green Revolution-
- Overall Development of Agriculture.
- Father of Ever green revolution M.S.SWAMINATHAN.
- Renowned as Father of Ever Green revolution in India, Swaminathan emphasized the need to improve productivity in perpetuity without associated ecological and/or social harm.
Some important points of ever green revolution-
- Exploitive agriculture offers great dangers if carried out with only an immediate profit or production motive.
- The emerging exploitive farming community in India should become aware of this.
- Without arrangements for drainage in Irrigation would result in soils getting alkaline or saline.
- Unmethodical use of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides could cause adverse changes in biological balance, which lead to an increase in the incidence of cancer and other diseases.
- Green Revolution is a term, which refers to a series of research, development, and technology transfer initiatives, occurring between the 1940s and the late 1970s that increased agriculture production worldwide, particularly in the developing world beginning most markedly in the late 1960s.
Some important points about green revolution are-
- The initiatives, led by Norman Borlaug, the "Father of the Green Revolution"
- The main purpose was to save over a billion people from starvation.
Green Revolution in India-
- Agriculture (Food Grains) product.
- Father Of Green Revolution (India) : M.S.SwaminathanThe green revolution changed the life of about 70% population dependent on agriculture22.
- Nearly 5-times increase in production of food grains (50 to 257 million tonnes) has resulted in a buffer stock of 55.49 million tonnes and export of more than 7.46 and 4.27 million tonnes of rice and wheat respectively in 2012.
- The 4-fold increase in oilseed production (8 to 30 million) rescued the country from huge import of edible oil.
- The production of fruits and vegetables has increased 3 times in last 50 years and we are the second largest producers in the world.
- Potato revolution is not only parallel to that of wheat but also higher magnitude than of rice.
- Milk & Dairy Products.
- Milk Man of India: Verghese Kurien.
- White revolution is the success story of dairy cooperative movement in the country and the Operation Flood Program launched by government of India with international cooperation. It is intended to be at the same time parallel, complementary, supplementary and corrective to the green revolution.
Some important points of white revolutions are-
- Small and marginal farmers whose holdings were not suited to green revolution technology could be inducted into the alternative productive process of dairying.
- Agricultural labourers who are displaced from employment by mechanization could be provided compensatory employment and income from dairying.
- 112.5 million Tonnes in 2009-10 in India made it the highest milk producer in the world.
- Poultry industry of India is growing at the rate of 8-10% for eggs and 15-20% for broiler owing to improved breed and modern management.
- Oil Seeds, Edible Oil, Especially Mustard and Sunflower.
- Indian oilseeds production scenario from a “net importer” status in the Eighties to a near self-sufficient” status during the early Nineties has been popularly termed as the “Yellow Revolution”.
Some important points are-
- From a mere 11 million tonnes during 1986-87, achieved record oilseeds production of 32 million tonnes during 2010-11.
- The main contributors to this factor are- the oil seeds production technology, expansion in area under oilseed, price and market intervention support policy and the institutional support.
- The latter experienced spectacular increase in area, yield and production, whereas the pulses remained stagnant.
- Lather/ Cocoa / Non-Conventional Products.
- It is happening in the tribal areas of Visakhapatnam district.
- The tribal people are being taught and encourage growing environment-friendly and socially responsible coffee to carter the demand.
- Fruits / Honey Production / Horticulture Development
- Father of Golden Revolution: Nirpakh Tutej.
- From 1991 to 2003 is termed as Golden revolution, when there was a huge increase in the production of Fruits, Honey Production and other Horticulture products.
- Durgesh Patel is known as father of pink revolution.
- It was launched to increase the Pharmaceutical,Onion and prawn production in India.
The Agricultural Revolution of the 18th century paved the way for the Industrial Revolution in Britain. New farming techniques and improved livestock breeding led to amplified food production. This allowed a spike in population and increased health.