The Green Revolution

By Peyton C.

What is the Green Revolution?

The Green Revolution is the rapid diffusion of new agricultural technology. For example new high-yield seeds and fertilizers.

The Green Revolution in India

There were three basic elements in the method of the Green Revolution in India. India continued expansion of farming areas, double-cropped existing farmland, and used seeds with improved genetics. India, using the green revolution, resulted in a record grain output of 131 million tons in 1978-1979. In 1979, India was established as one of the worlds biggest agriculture producers due to the Green revolution. The Green Revolution transformed India from a starving nation into a food producing country. Because of the Green Revolution more jobs in India became available: agricultural jobs and industrial jobs. India paid back all loans borrowed from the World Bank and its affiliates for the purpose of the Green Revolution.