HPM India is working towards India’s next Green Revolution for upliftment of farmers
Green Revolution: It is a period that sees increase in yields due to improved agronomic technology. The problems that were addressed included famines, lack of finance and lack of self-sufficiency. In India when green revolution took place in the early 1960s, it mainly included three basic elements:
- Expansion of farming areas – Quantitative expansion of farmlands was a rather prudent decision but acerbic to the environment. Nonetheless, it was a necessary step to ensure there are infact lands for cultivation.
- Double-cropping existing farmland – Instead of one crop season per year, the decision was made to have two crop seasons per year. But as the monsoon season was still singular, irrigation facilities were put in place and dams were built to capture the otherwise wasted monsoon water.
- Using seeds with superior genetics – Extensive research led to development of new strains of high yield value seeds, mainly wheat and rice. The most noteworthy HYV seed was the K68 variety for wheat, the credit for which goes to MS Swaminathan who is regarded as the father of India’s Green revolution.
Despite the efforts put in even today, India’s agricultural output sometimes falls short of demand and more importantly, about half of India’s population is significantly dependent on agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood. Sadly, India has failed to extend the concept of high-yield value seeds to all crops or all regions and ensure that the driving forces behind the agricultural sector – namely farmers – are benefited in the process.
HPM envisages a future wherein not only India’s agricultural activities are supported with quality products but also a concomitant betterment of the lives of the harbingers of food – farmers. HPM aims to provide quality agri-solutions to the farming community, while not only preserving but enhancing the environment. They are in the burgeoning stages of revolutionizing the industry as they continually promote and provide the best solutions for all the farming needs. Just to name a few out of multifarious ways in which HPM is trying to boost green revolution and buttress upliftment of farmers are:
- Capitalize on the potential yield
- Produce safe and superior crops
- Curtail loss due to unanticipated natural forces
- Abate mutilation caused by pest infestation with their wide range of insecticides, pesticides and herbicides
- Sustain farmlands for subsequent generations
- Provide a wide range of plant growth regulators such as Super Sonata, HIGROW, Cheers, etc
The most significant part of HPMs’ working is that HPM experts provide farmers with extensive information and ways to use the products they offer and guide them to maximize the efficacy of the same. This is how they’ll ensure that farmers are erudite about the new upcoming products and aren’t phased out of the industry as history suggests.
In the words of M.S. Swaminathan – “If agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will have a chance to go right in the country.”