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With reference to the Green Revolution in India, what does ‘H’ stand for in ‘HYV’?
1. Hope
2. Hike
3. Hold
4. High

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : High

The correct answer is High.

  • With reference to the Green Revolution in India‘H’ stands for in ‘HYV’ is High.
  • The Green Revolution involved the production of high-yielding varieties (often abbreviated as HYV) of seeds, resulting in an increase in agricultural production to combat food shortage and increase the revenue of the agricultural sector.


  • About Green Revolution
    • M.S. Swaminathan is considered the father of the green revolution.
    • In the year 1965, the government of India launched the Green Revolution with the help of M.S. Swaminathan who was a geneticist.
    • He developed new ideas and creativity in agricultural products.
    • His idea of the development of agriculture furnished a lot.
    • Hence he is regarded as the father of the green revolution. 
    • M.S. Swaminathan termed a few aspects for the easy flow of this revolution.
    • He developed a few methods and aspects for the production of goods and raw materials.
    • The main aim and aspects of the green revolution included the following
      • ​High Yielding Varieties (HYV)
      • Mechanization of Agriculture
      • Use of Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides
      • Irrigation


  • Agricultural Revolutions in India
     
Yellow Revolution  Oilseed Production (Especially Mustard and Sunflower)
Blue Revolution Fish Production
Golden Revolution Fruits / Honey Production / Horticulture Development
Pink Revolution Onion Production / Pharmaceuticals / Prawn Production
Silver Fiber Revolution Cotton

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