Evaluating 35 years of Green Revolution Technology in villages of Boulandshar District, Weestern Up, North India

Evaluating 35 years of Green Revolution Technology in villages of Boulandshar District, Weestern Up, North India

Author: 
Baker, Kathleen
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
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Responsibility: 
Jewitt, Sarah, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of Development Studies
Source: 
The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 43, Number 2, February 2007, pp. 312 - 339
Abstract: 

This paper analyses the experiences of over 35 years of Green Revolution (GR) technology in vilages of the Balandsharh District, western UP. Fielwork in three villages reveaaled that perception of GR were extremely positive because higher yields brought food security for all min the area, and financial security for many. Indirect benefits, such as urban development, have improved employment opportunities - which have benefited even the poorest - and rural elctrification has transformed rural livelihoods, especially for women. Predictably, the benefits of GR technology are not equally spread: the poorest are better off, but the gap between rich and poor is now greater than ever. As gently diclining yields are paralleled by growing populations, farmers are interested in futher increasing land productivity.

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CITATION: Baker, Kathleen. Evaluating 35 years of Green Revolution Technology in villages of Boulandshar District, Weestern Up, North India . : Taylor & Francis Group , . The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 43, Number 2, February 2007, pp. 312 - 339 - Available at: http://library.au.int/evaluating-35-years-green-revolution-technology-villages-boulandshar-district-weestern-north-india-3