09 Jan Dhanuka Kheti ki Nayi Takneek – Episode 1
After a long and hard struggle India got its independence and with independence came a new phase of challenges. Biggest challenges was food security to a growing population base. All the age-old traditional methods and techniques had failed and given way to famine. Even After independence, India was struggling to be independent.
To understand India’s agriculture we first need to understand the history behind it. Why ‘Green revolution’, which was the most widespread revolution in the history of agriculture, was needed and where did it begin?
It’s true that Green Revolution has played a vital role in meeting India’s food requirements but still even after such a huge revolution, the progress has not reached its sustainable potential. If we compare, China, with fewer natural resources than India’s, produces double than what India’s producing. This raises a question if India is in need of a second Green Revolution or Evergreen Revolution?
In comparison to others, India has got all resources or rather more. What India lacks is clear policy frem work, farmer friendly technology, market linkage and afcours awareness among its farmers. If the farmers are aware and loaded with technology and tools, no obstacle lies in doubling their income.