List of Agricultural Revolutions in India

Agricultural Revolutions in India

India has witnessed several Agricultural Revolutions aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and improving the overall well-being of the farming community. the table below lists some of the notable Agricultural Revolutions in India for various Kerala PSC exams.

List of Agricultural Revolutions in India

RevolutionYearFather of the RevolutionProducts/Aim
Grey Revolution1960-1970Dr. M.S. SwaminathanFertilizers / Wood Production
Green Revolution1966-1967Dr. M.S. SwaminathanIntegration of ecological principles in technology development
White Revolution
(Operation Flood)
1970-1996Dr. Varghese KurienMilk Production
Pink Revolution1970sDurgesh PatelOnion Production / Pharmaceuticals / Prawn Production
Blue Revolution1973-2022Dr. Arun KrishnanFish Production
Red Revolution1980sVishal TewariMeat Production / Tomato Production
Yellow Revolution1986-1990Sam PitrodaOilseed Production (Especially Mustard & Sunflower)
Golden Fiber Revolution1990sJute Production
Golden Revolution1991-2003Nirpakh TutejFruits / Honey Production / Horticulture Development
Silver Revolution2000Indira Gandhi  Egg Production / Poultry Production
Silver Fiber Revolution2000Cotton
Rainbow Revolution2000Dr. Arun Krishnan The first national agriculture policy.
The integrated development of crop cultivation, horticulture, forestry, fishery, poultry, animal husbandry & food processing industry.
Protein Revolution2014-2020Coined by Narendra Modi & Arun JaitelyHigher Production (Technology-driven 2nd Green Revolution)
Evergreen Revolution2017-2022Dr. M.S. SwaminathanOverall Agricultural development
Black RevolutionPetroleum products
Brown RevolutionLeather / Cocoa / Non-Conventional Products
Round Revolution1965-2005Potato

  • Father of Green Revolution – Norman Borlong.
  • Father of Green Revolution (India) – M.S. Swaminathan.
  • The highest milk-producing state in India is – Rajasthan.