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Golden Revolution in India

Published on Monday, November 13, 2017
Golden Revolution was the period between 1991-2003. Golden Revolution focuses on Honey and Horticulture production.

Factors affecting the horticulture sector growth during Golden Revolution:-

1) Increase in harbesting area
2) Shift in cropping pattern in favour of crops with higher returns
3) Improving the technique of cultivation.

The performance of the Indian horticultural sector during 1991-2003 has provoked dramatically. Researchers have described it as a ‘golden revolution’, presumably to distinguish it from the earlier ‘green revolution’

Horticultural development had not been a priority in India until 1990's. In the period 1948-80, the main focus of the country was on cereals.

National Horticulture Mission

Then the National Horticulture Mission was launched in 2005-06 by the Government of India with a mandate to increase the productivity in horticulture.

In 2005 the total area under fruits and vegetables was 11.72 million hectares and the aggregate production stood at 150.73 million tons (NHB, 2005). Production of horticulture increased to 281 million tonnes from an area of 23.2 million hectares in 2015-16. As a result of this huge spurt in horticulture produce.

India has become the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, next only to China.

Horticulture Exports

Horticulture exports have been increased from Rs.6308.53 cr in 2004-05 to Rs.28,62861cr in 2014-15.horticulture exports

The Indian horticulture sector is facing several hurdles such as low productivity and lack of cold storage facilities.

Source  - State of Indian Agriculture 2015-16
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