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Abhishek Singh , asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 23/7/12

what are merits and demerits of green revolution?


Shushrita Das , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 25/7/12

Merits of Green Revolution

Compared to the traditional seeds, the HYV seeds promised to produce much greater amounts of grain on a single plant. As a result, the same piece of land would now produce far larger quantities of food grains than was possible earlier.

Demerits of Green Revolution:

  • Poor farmers could not afford HYV seeds, fertilizers and machinery.
  • Some borrowed and ended up with large debts
  • HYV seeds need more water and fertilizer, which is expensive
  • New machinery replaced manual labour leading to unemployment and rural-urban migration
  • The Green Revolution was limited to rice and wheat only.

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Priya Darshini , added an answer, on 24/7/12
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improving lives of farmers.

high yield.


soil pollution 

large amount spent on capital


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