Indian History

Green Revolution

1. Growing more food with High Yielding Varity seeds, fertilizers and water is called Green Revolution. Green Revolution was started in India in 1960`s.

2. It was started as a pilot project in 1960-61 in seven districts as Intensive Agricultural Development Programme(IADP). Later it was extended to 114 districts.

3. It is implemented in India for the first time in the Kharif season of 1966.


a. The spread of HYVs to large parts of the country and to newer crops have led to a significant increase in crop production in the country. India became self-sufficient in food grains. The production of food grains has increased five times over the last five decades - from 51 to 242 million tonnes.

b. Increase in imployment

c. Improvement in Income

d. Due to the rise in food grains production, it was no longer necessary to import food grains from other countries. Exports are increased

India's National Agricultural Research System (NARS) (comprising the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), other central research institutes, and national research centres set up by ICAR), together with agriculture research universities played a key role in the Green revolution.