what are the limitations of green revolution?

The following are some of the probable limitations of Green Revolution.

1. Rise in the Inequality: The program was based on the use of certain key inputs such as the HYV seeds, chemical fertilisers, irrigation facilities, etc. The big farmers could easily afford such inputs and thereby, could reap the benefits of the program. On the other hand, the small and marginal farmers who could not afford such inputs suffered. Consequently, the gap between the big and the small farmers would increase.

2. Vulnerability to Pest: The HYV crops were found to be more prone to pests. Thus, the vulnerability of the poor farmers dependent on this technology in terms of finance increased.

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  1.  It created disparities between small & big farmers - since only the big farmers could afford the required inputs .
  2. HYV crops are more prone to pest attacks .
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