The successes of the Green Revolution are visible even today as India avoided starvation deaths even during the peak of Covid-19 pandemic.
Any conversation about food and agriculture or even India’s history since Independence would be incomplete without looking at the Green Revolution. The Green Revolution led to a massive jump in food production, making a poor nation self-sufficient in foodgrains. For that reason alone the Green Revolution could be put right at the top of events that shaped modern India.
For a historical perspective, an understanding of India’s condition before the Green Revolution, and its gains, The Plate’s TR Vivek and Aarthi Ramachandran are in conversation with Harish Damodaran, National Rural Affairs and Agriculture Editor at The Indian Express and Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi.
Harish’s recent book Broke To Breakthrough: The Rise of India’s Largest Private Dairy Company can be bought here