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Green revolution came in the five-year plan of 1951 to make India free from the dependency of food grains from other parts of the world. Green Revolution is a revolution of using modern farming methods for higher yield. The effects of the green revolution are:
• H.Y.V seeds stand for High Yield Variety seeds were started being used in the cultivation of crops. These are better quality seeds which increase the yield and enables the farmers to go for multiple cropping. Earlier the yield of wheat grown was 1300 Kg per hectare which increased to 3200 Kg per hectare.
• Modern methods of irrigation like electric tubewell were introduced which is able to irrigate much larger areas of land more efficiently.
• Chemical fertilizers and pesticides were used to produce better results in the production of crops.
• Use of modern farming machinery like tractors and threshers which made ploughing and harvesting faster.
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