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Embarking on the second green revolution for sustainable agriculture in India: a judicious mix of traditional wisdom and modern knowledge in ecological farming

By R. K. Sinha

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The Green Revolution in India which was heralded in the 1960s was a mixed blessing. Ambitious use of agrochemicals boosted food production but also destroyed the agricultural ecosystem. Of late, Indian farmers and agricultural scientists have realized this and are anxious to find alternatives (perhaps a non-chemical agriculture) and have even revived their age-old traditional techniques of natural farming. Scientists are working to find economically cheaper and ecologically safer alternatives to agrochemicals. Blue-Green Algae Biofertilizers, Earthworm Vermicomposts (Vermiculture), biological control of pests and herbal biopesticides are showing promise. Saline agriculture and sewage farming are also being promoted in India to augment food production in the face of water scarcity. There is a move to search for alternative foods, which are more nutritious, cheaper and have shorter harvest cycles. Farm and food policy in India has to change its outlook before there can be a second green revolution.

Date 1997
Publication Title Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics
Volume 10
Issue 2
Pages 183-197
ISBN/ISSN 0893-4282
Language English
Author Address Indira Gandhi Centre for Human Ecology, Environment and Population Studies, University of Rajastham, Jaipur 302004, India.
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  1. Agriculture
  2. Alternative methods
  3. Asia
  4. Commonwealth of Nations
  5. Developed countries
  6. Economics
  7. Environment
  8. Farms
  9. Food production
  10. Green revolution
  11. India
  12. Nutrition
  13. Policy and Planning
  14. sustainability