Green revolution

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By DoThe Best June 19, 2015 10:35
  • The introduction of high yielding varieties of seeds and the increased use of fertilizers and irrigation are known collectively as the green revolution.
  • Green Revolution provided the increase in production needed to make India self-sufficient in food grains, thus improving agriculture in India.
  • Genetically Modified high yielding wheat was first introduced in India in 1963 by Dr. Norman Borlaug.
  • New Mexican varieties such as Lerma, Rojo, sonara 64, Kalyan and PV 18 were names of varieties of wheat which mere introduced.
  • He is known as the Father of the Green Revolution.
  • India’s programme of Green Revolution was led by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, known as “the Father of the Green Revolution in India”.
  • Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathanis an Indian geneticist.
  • From 1972 to 1979 he was director general of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture from 1979 to 1980. He served as Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (1982–88).
  • Notable Awards Of Dr. M.S Swaminathan: Padma Shri (1967), Ramon Magsaysay (1971),Padma Bhushan (1972), Albert Einstein World Award of Science (1986),Padma Vibhushan (1989), world Food Prize (1987),Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (1991),Volvo Environment Prize (1999)
  • Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration (2013)
  • The highly yielding varieties programme (HYVP) was started in 1996.
  • The government set up the National seeds corporation (NSC) in 1963 and the state farms corporation of India (SFCI) in 1969 to produce and supply quality seeds.
  • India is the 3rd largest producer and consumer of fertilizers in the world after china and USA.
  • Urea is the most consumed fertilizer.
  • The central fertilizer quality control and training Institute is located at Faridabad.
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By DoThe Best June 19, 2015 10:35
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