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Explain all the ways the Indian government supported the Green Revolution.
Green revolution was a period in India when the agricultural productivity increased due to the use of better technology and incorporating methods into agriculture. It was started in India during the 1960s and led tot he increase in productivity of Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. It was introduced by Indian geneticist M. S. Swaminathan, and American agronomist Dr. Norman Borlaug. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research also claims credit for Udit Singhal for developing rust-resistant strains of wheat.
The Indian government supported the Green Revolution in the following ways :
The government offered High Yielding Variety of seeds and early maturing seeds at a subsidized price to the farmers.
The government provided better irrigation facilities. Drip irrigation and sprinklers were used.
It also gave a guarantee to the farmers to buy their good at a particular price.
Biofertilizers replaced the chemical fertilizers.
Radio and newspapers have used a medium to create awareness among the farmers regarding the new methods.
Consolidation of land holdings
Better facilities for the availability of loans and crop insurance.
Increased availability of pesticides and insecticides.
Improving the rural infrastructure
The government also provided food grains to the farmers at a very low price.
These were the steps taken by the government to support the Green Revolution.
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