Our textbooks taught us that pre-Green revolution when chemical fertilizers and pesticides usage became rampant, India was food dependent nation.
Fertilizer companies made huge difference and we became self-sufficient nation for food.
This is blatant lie. State funded brainwash. Read this article. Re-verify facts if you want but stop this nonsensical glorification of Green Revolution. With Green-revolution, we in fact started slow suicide of glorious agricultural past.
“Between 1762 and 1766 there were villages which produced up to 12 tons of paddy a hectare. This level of productivity can be obtained only in the best of the Green Revolution areas of the country, with the most advanced, expensive and often environmentally ruinous technologies. The annual availability of all food averaged five tons per household; the national average in India today is three-quarters ton. Whatever the ways of pre-British Indian society, they were definitely neither ineffective nor inefficient.”
I wonder what stops Govt of India to take strict steps against chemical farming?Are we now suffering from inferiority complex and inviting yet another spell of Green revolution ? Or like previous govt(s), this govt too believes in serving vested interests and killing agricultural roots?