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World and Indian Agriculture: Revolutions & Multi Speed Strategies for Future
Science Discovery
Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2014, Pages: 14-26
Received: Jun. 24, 2014; Accepted: Jul. 7, 2014; Published: Jul. 20, 2014
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M. B. Dastagiri, Principal Scientist, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, India
MNV Prasad Gajula, Scientist, Ramanujan fellow, Institute of Biotechnology, ANGR Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India
Ganeshagouda I. Patil, Scientist, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, India
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Abstract
The act of Malthusian theory of population and his prediction ‘population tended to outstrip the food supply’ did not happen in most parts of the globe and in India due to revolutions in agriculture. This research paper attempts to analyze and demonstrate various agricultural revolutions that occurred in India and across the globe. On this account the history of Indian agriculture has been glorious attributable mainly to green revolution and subsequent revolutions like white, blue, yellow, brown, feather and red revolutions. Similarly, the world super agriculture attributes Neolithic, Arab, Scottish, British and Green revolutions. This study emphasizes that scientists and policymakers can take significant steps towards achieving sustainable food security for the entire world’s populations by adopting the strengths of the various Agricultural Revolutions while seeking to avoid its weaknesses. The production and productivity of Indian all crops were increased at increasing rate in post green revolution period witnessing operation of Law of increasing production.
Keywords
Agriculture, Revolutions, Multispeed Strategies, World, India
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M. B. Dastagiri, MNV Prasad Gajula, Ganeshagouda I. Patil, World and Indian Agriculture: Revolutions & Multi Speed Strategies for Future, Science Discovery. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 14-26. doi: 10.11648/j.sd.20140201.12
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