Appendix 4

C. Subramaniam, B. Sivaraman and the Green Revolution


The Green Revolution is unique in three respects. First, it is easily one of the greatest accomplishments of post-Independent India. Second, for an Indian policy the processes and politics are exceptionally well documented. Three of the key policy players associated with the Green Revolution have exhaustively narrated their experiences: they are C. Subramaniam (CS), the food and agricultural minister who initiated the policy change; B. Sivaraman, the agriculture secretary who assisted CS in the development and implementation of the policy, and later, after CS lost his seat in the 1967 General Elections and moved out of the ministry, ensured continuation of the policy; and John ...

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