The Evergreen Revolution is a term that was devised by M. S. Swaminathan. It is a measure that is being adopted by the Government of India to recover the long-term losses caused by the Green Revolution with the aim to achieve sustainable development goals. The NITI Aayog has come up with a 3-year roadmap to implement this transition. Here are the strategies they’ve chalked out…
1. Increase in Production of Pulses
The aim of the national food security mission is to come up with various improved methods of growing crops like new technology, tools and eco-friendly seeds. They are figuring out ways to increase production without using chemicals.
2. Use of Wastelands
The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) is a national mission to improve farm productivity and utmost utilization of available resources. This mission is working on getting wastelands under the group of cultivable land.
3. Seed Village Programme
This programme provides farmers with financial assistance to purchase new seeds that will help in changing the quality of the crop along with changing the quality of life of the farmers.
4. Model Contract Farming Act
This act was formulated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in order to address the restrictions against promoting contract based farming. Contract-based farming is basically when the buying and selling of produce is done on the basis of agreements and contracts, wherein the buyer can specify the method and the ways of producing the crops. The seller, in this case, is the farmer.
The evergreen revolution is a very important step that our government has taken as it ensures safe and healthy produce. Not only that but it encourages farmers to use the substances and methods that do not reduce the fertility of the soil.