GOLDEN REVOLUTION IN INDIA

The period between 1991 to 2003  related to the production of honey and horticulture is known as the period of the Golden Revolution in India. The reason behind this was the investment planned in the horticulture segment became highly productive. The production of a variety of fruits like coconut, mangoes, cashew nuts, and more, made the horticulture sector as a sustainable livelihood option and became the second-largest producer of vegetables and fruits. There were several factors such as the shift in cropping pattern in favor of crops with higher returns, increase in the area of harvesting and improvement in the techniques of cultivation affected the growth of the horticulture sector during Golden Revolution in India. In India, lack of cold storage facilities, low productivity, etc. were the some of the hurdles which made the horticulture sector as a low income sector. The shifting of food pattern was the main consequence in terms of increasing income and the health awareness of the population has transformed the horticulture of India as a vibrant commercial venture. In the year 2005-2006, the Government of India launched the National Horticulture Mission with a mandate to increase the production in the horticulture sector. The person Nirpakh Tutej is considered as the Father of the Golden Revolution in India.
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https://www.bankexamstoday.com/2017/11/golden-revolution-india.html

 

 

By -Assistant Professor- Dr. Amitabh Singh 
Department – Agriculture
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