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Revolution and After
33 mins/English/1992

In the mid 1960s when Green Revolution was first introduced in India it was the panacea for the hungry. India was tottering on famine conditions and grain acquisition was almost completely dependent on America. Green revolution changed everything.

Gradually the environmental downside of the ‘Revolution’ started showing up.Green Revolution used high yielding seeds, which required a kind of high input combination. And this was lethal. Hundreds of tons of fertilizers and pesticides were being pumped to maintain the high yields of wheat and Rice. And finally the cracks started showing.

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This film looks at the environment and economic costs of Green revolution through the experiences of the Punjab farmers and scientists.
Partners : INTACH
Director : Krishnendu Bose
Camera : Various Camera person