Good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of the ‘Green Revolution’.
Google lays down two definitions of the green revolution, both of which are interconnected with each other. The first is “a large increase in crop production in developing countries achieved by the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, and high-yield crop varieties” while the second is “a dramatic rise in concern about the environment in industrialized countries.”
Simply put, the green revolution is the significant increase in agricultural production that has been made possible by the use of various new types of crops and different new farming methods which had not been previously employed, especially in developing countries.
This skyrocketing production allowed for the previously suffering farmers to even have a comfortable surplus to export! Many nations developed this way, including India, which began by importing 18,000 tons of HYV of wheat from Mexico. Dr. MS Swaminathan is the father of the Indian Green Revolution here.