India's Green Revolution and Beyond: Visioning Agrarian Futures on Selective Readings of Agrarian Pasts -Richa Kumar

-Economic and Political Weekly

The widely accepted “success” of India’s green revolution in making the country self-sufficient in foodgrains has made it the model for all agrarian futures envisioned in the country. This article argues that this vision of the future is based on a selective understanding of India’s agrarian past as backward and needing redemption. There is inadequate evidence to support the claim that India was food-insecure in the 1960s. Moreover, evidence suggests that India’s food and nutritional insecurities today are the aftermath of the green revolution strategy promoted since the 1960s. This article is a small contribution towards comprehensively outlining that past so that we can begin to imagine a new vision for India’s agrarian future.

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Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 54, Issue No. 34, 24 August, 2019, https://www.epw.in/journal/2019/34/technology-and-society/indias-green-revolution-and-beyond.html

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