The Green Revolution   

In the 1950s and 60s, the United States regularly sent millions of food and wheat to prevent starvation in India. But in 1985, how many remember that India sent wheat to the starving in Ethiopia?

In little more than a generation, India had gone from basket case to bread basket, capable of feeding not just its own population, but other, less fortunate countries as well.

In Africa and Latin America, many have since tried, often unsuccessfully, to copy the spectacular success of the GREEN REVOLUTION. But in India itself, attempts to spread the Green Revolution have also often been unsuccessful, and many now question whether the GREEN REVOLUTION was such a revolution after all.

MP3 #1: Pink Gold, Chipko, Green Revolution
MP3 #2: Narmada Dam




The Lure of Pink Gold

The Chipko Movement

The Green Revolution

Narmada Dam Parts 1 - 3

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