Revolution in agriculture

Let me recall the events leading to the adoption of the New strategy for Agricultural Development in India in the year 1965. After an impressive increase in agricultural production during the first two Five-Year Plans, there was a spell of stagnancy in the early 1960s. Population increased at a rapid rate, agricultural production failed to catch up, imports of foodgrains had to be stepped up and the target of self-sufficiency in foodgrains seemed elusive.