Second Green Revolution: Growth Engine for Transformation. The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India uri icon

abstract

  • The Indian agricultural sector needs to be revitalised to meet the demand of food andnutritional security of a growing population amidst challenging situations. While the firstGreen Revolution helped in meeting the production demands in the 1960s, the next revolutionneeds to focus on holistic development of the sector and sustainable in the long run.The next revolution has to help the small and marginal farmers in sustaining their livelihood. Itwill need to provide end-to-end services to the farmer, linking him to the market and facilitatingaccess to better technology and other resources. The dairy revolution in the country is a primeexample of such an approach. An inclusive market oriented approach can revolutionise theagricultural sector and attract the youth to take up to agriculture as another business venture.An agribusiness development path involving greater productivity growth throughout the entireagribusiness value chain provides for a solid foundation for rapid, inclusive economic growthand poverty reduction. Improving the skill levels of the farmers can help in diversifying andminimising the risk from the sector. This will also foster an ecosystem for innovations fromwithin the community

publication date

  • 2011