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Feb 22, 2010

"Green Revolution in India Wilts As Subsidies Backfire"

The Wall Street Journal reports that India's agricultural production is in declined.  This is especially significant when compared to the spectacular gains during the Green Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.

The focus of the article is that "agriculture's decline is emerging as one of the hottest political issues in the world's biggest democracy."

The article provides substantial detail on the Indian government's fertilizer subsidy policy.  It also notes that high fertlizer use has caused environmental damage and it partially to blame for the decreasing yields.

For more see: Anand, Geeta. “Green Revolution in India Wilts as Subsidies Backfire.” Wall Street Journal, 22 Feb. 2010.

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