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5) Why did the Green Revolution in India virtually by-pass the eastern region despite fertile soil and good availability of water?(250 words)

Topic-  Part of static series under the heading – “Green revolution”

5) Why did the Green Revolution in India virtually by-pass the eastern region despite fertile soil and good availability of water?(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to discuss the salient features of green revolution, due to which green revolution bypassed the eastern parts of the country despite conditions conducive for agriculture.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Give a brief introduction to Green Revolution.

Body – discuss the reasons such as

  • Green Revolution in India focused on areas in India that were already better placed from the agricultural point of view.
  • major goals of the Green Revolution was for India to achieve self-sufficiency, which is why the focus was on crops such as wheat which India was in dire need of in order to feed its rapidly increasing population.
  • Irrigation formed a major component of the Green Revolution, which is why Punjab, the land of the rivers, is the most successful instance of the Green revolution etc

Conclusion – Discuss the problem of unequal development that such a strategy has led to and discuss how we can address this situation.