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 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 improved methods of growing crops by using technology, minimal use of technology and eco-friendly seeds
2. Use of Wastelands
The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) is a national mission to improve farm productivity by converting wasteland into ‘cultivable land’ and using available resources efficiently.
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 and reduce mishaps like crop failures.
4. Model Contract Farming Act
This act was formulated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to address the restrictions against promoting contract based farming. Contract-based farming is when agricultural activities are done on a contract basis and buyers can specify the method and ways of production
The 3-year roadmap is a very important step taken which ensures safe produce and healthy soil.