Green Revolution and the decline of Congress in India1 min read 23 Oct 2018, 03:15 AM IST
India’s Green Revolution has become the subject of a new research that seeks to study the impact of technology on democracy
The green revolution heralded a new era for agriculture in India, but it also changed the country’s politics, the effects of which are still being felt today. In a recent paper in the American Political Science Review, Aditya Dasgupta of the University of California says the green revolution was influential in the rise of agrarian opposition parties in the 1970s and the accompanying decline of the Congress. In the late 1960s, Indian farmers began using high-yielding variety (HYV) seeds, launching the green revolution which saw crop yields and production rise dramatically.
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