Chapter 3

NCERT
Class 9
Economics
Solutions
4. Do you believe that the Green Revolution has made India self-sufficient in food grains? How?

Question:

Do you believe that the Green Revolution has made India self-sufficient in food grains? How?

Answer:

In the late 1960s, the Green Revolution introduced the Indian farmer to the cultivation of high-yielding varieties (HYVs) of seeds. The HYVs (coupled with chemical fertilisers and pesticides) led to a growth in the productivity of food grains (especially wheat and rice), thereby helping India attain self-sufficiency in food grains. Since the advent of the Green Revolution, the country has avoided famine even during adverse weather conditions.

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