GOLDEN REVOLUTION IN INDIA

The period between 1991 to 2003 related to the production of honey and horticultural fruits 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 favour of crops with higher yield and  returns, increase in the area of harvesting and improvement in the techniques of cultivation affected the growth of the horticulture sector during Golden Revolution period in India.  Few challenges like lack of cold storage facilities, low productivity, etc. were some of the hurdles which made the horticulture sector growth slower. The shifting of food pattern toward more fruit consumption 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.

By -Assistant Professor – :Dr. Amitabh Singh
Department – Dept. of Agriculture
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