Q. 15.0( 3 Votes )

In view of the current food crisis, it is said, that we need another green revolution. Highlight the major limitations of the earlier green revolution.

Answer :

Green revolution began during the 1960s and 1965s to increase the production of food grains in India. It involved the use of High yielding variety (HYV) seeds and better practices and management of pesticides for pest control. Despite its success in the increase of food grains it had some of the following limitations:

• It wasn’t helpful for poor farmers as the HYV seeds and pesticides were costly. It led to farmer debts.


• The green revolution was only limited to food grain crops which majorly focused on wheat and rice only.


• The high yielding variety (HYV) required additional water and fertilizers for giving good crop yields.


These were the major limitations of the Green revolution.


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