URGENT: Give 4 advantages of Green Revolution?

The following are the benefits of Green Revolution.

1. Rise in Production and Productivity

With Green revolution the production of food crops particularly wheat and rice increased considerably. With the substantial increase in the output the marketable surplus with the farmers also increased. Besides the increase in production, the productivity got enhanced. That is, the yield per hectare of land increased.

2. Increase in the Production of Commercial Crops

With the increase in the production and productivity the farmers shifted the production from food grains to high revenue earning commercial crops along with the food crops. 

3. Change in the Attitude of Farmers

With the increase in the production and marketable surplus, the income of the farmers increased considerably. Agriculture was increasingly seen as a profitable venture. Thus, the investment by the farmers in new and modern technology also increased.

4. Self-Sufficiency in Food Grain

Green Revolution led to a considerable increase in the production of food grains. With the use of modern technology, extensive use of fertilisers, pesticides and HYV seeds there was a significant increase in the agricultural productivity and product per farm land. In addition, the spread of marketing system, abolition of intermediaries and easy availability of credit also enabled farmers with greater portion of marketable surplus. All these factors enabled the government to procure sufficient food grains to build the buffer stock and to provide cushion against the shocks of famines and shortages.

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  1. The main features were 
    1. Use of package inputs 
    2. Scientific rotation of crops 
    3. Credits and package inputs provided by government agencies 
    4.  Minimum support prices were announced 
    5. Mirror irrigation works were taken up .
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