Who brought Green revolution in India?

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Mishra Ji asked 18-Jul-2019 in General Knowledge by Mishra Ji

Who brought Green revolution in India?

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UTKARSHA SINGHROUL answered 23-Jul-2019 by UTKARSHA SINGHROUL

‘Green Revolution’ in India is credited to “M.S. Swaminathan’. Green Revolution in India was introduced in the 20th Century during the decade of the 1970s for adopting the new agriculture strategy.

Who brought Green revolution in India?

The introduction of the Green Revolution has changed India’s status from a food-deficient country into one of the world's leading crop producing nation. The Green Revolution in India was solely an effort to increase the production of agricultural crops with the help of industrial agriculture technologies, such as hybrid seeds with the capability of high-yielding variety (HYV) of wheat along with fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation method.

He has made his contribution to his research on other crops like Potato, Rice, Wheat, Jute, etc. Swaminathan also served as the Director General of ‘Indian Council of Agricultural Research’ from the year 1972 to 1979, and International Rice Research Institute from the year 1982 to 1988. In the year 1979, he was appointed as the Principal Secretary of ‘Ministry of Agriculture’. Later in the year 1988, he became the President of the ‘International Union of the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources’.

Afterward, in the year 1986, he was awarded ‘Albert Einstein World Award of Science’ for his contribution and achievements towards the field of Agriculture and Crop production. In 1999, Time magazine gave Swaminathan a place in the list of ‘Most Influential Asian People of the 20th Century’. The Indian government also honored him withPadma Shri’ and ‘Padma Bhushan’ in the year 1967 and 1972 respectively.

MS Swaminathan holds his Bachelor's Degree in Science field in both ‘Zoology’ and ‘Agricultural Science’ stream. Along with this, MS Swaminathan holds over 50 honorary Doctorate Degrees in his lifetime. He was solely credited to the Green Revolution in India because in a short period of time the agriculture in India has improved due to the adoption of modern methods and technology which involves High Yielding Variety seeds (HYV seeds).