Green Revolution in India – Old Year Questions

1. The Green Revolution was the result of the adaptation of the new Agricultural Strategy, which was introduced in the 20th century during decades of –

(a) Fifties
(b) Seventies
(c) Sixties
(d) Eighties

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


2. The term ‘Evergreen Revolution’ has been used for increasing agricultural production in India by –

(a) Norman Barlogue
(b) M.S. Swaminathan
(c) Raj Krishna
(d) R.K. V. Rao

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


3. Norman Ernest Borlaug who is regarded as the father of the Green Revolution is from which country?

(a) United States of America
(b) Mexico
(c) Australia
(d) New Zealand

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2008]


4. Norman Borlaug was given the Nobel Prize in which field?

(a) Agriculture
(b) Economics
(c) Medicine
(d) Peace

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


5. The ‘Father of Green Revolution’ in the world is

(a) Norman E. Borlaug
(b) M. S. Swaminathan
(c) G. S. Khush
(d) B. P. Pal

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


6. Who among the following was closely associated with the Green Revolution?

(a) Dr. Swaminathan
(b) Kr. Kurien
(c) C. Subramaniam
(d) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999, Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


7. Green revolution means –

(a) Use of green manure
(b) Grow more crops
(c) High-yield variety program
(d) Green vegetation

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 1999]


8. Which one of the following most appropriately describes the nature of the Green Revolution of the late sixties of the 20th century?

(a) Intensive cultivation of green vegetable
(b) Intensive agriculture district program
(c) High-yielding varieties program
(d) Seed-Fertilizer-Water technology

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


9. The Green Revolution is related to

(a) Millet production
(b) Pulse production
(c) Wheat production
(d) Oilseed production

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


10. Which one of the following crops is the highest beneficiary of the Green Revolution in both production and productivity:

(a) Jawar
(b) Maize
(c) Rice
(d) Wheat

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 1994, U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2001]


11. The impact of the Green Revolution was felt most in the production of

(a) Oilseed
(b) Wheat
(c) Sugarcane
(d) Pulses

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


12. After Independence India progressed maximum-

(a) In the production of Rice
(b) In the production of Pulses
(c) In the production of Jute
(d) In the production of Wheat

[40th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1995]


13. Which was the main crop used in the Green Revolution?

(a) Japonica rice
(b) Indian rice
(c) Amer wheat
(d) Mexican wheat

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


14. As a result of the Green Revolution’ the yield per hectare of wheat touched the record figure of :

(a) 1500 kg
(b) 2000 kg
(c) 2222 kg
(d) 3000 kg

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


15. What is true about the second green revolution in India?
1. It aims at further increasing the production of wheat and rice in areas already benefited from the green revolution.
2. It aims at extending seed-water-fertilizer technology to areas which hitherto could not benefit from green revolution.
3. It aims at increasing yields of crops other than those used for the green revolution in the beginning.
4. It aims at integrating cropping with animal husbandry, social forestry and fishing
Select the correct answer from the code given below :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 4
(d) 1 and 4

[47th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2005]


16. Select the component of the Green Revolution by using the given code :
1. High-yielding varieties of seeds
2. Irrigation
3. Rural Electrification
4. Rural roads and marketing
Code :

(a) Only (1) and (2)
(b) Only (1),(2) and (3)
(c) Only (1),(2) and (4)
(d) All four

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]


17. Assertion (A): Green Revolution has resulted in the growth of food grain production in India.
Reason (R): Regional disparities have been aggravated due the green revolution in India.
Code :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(b) (A) is false, and (R) is true.
(c) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(d) (A) is true, and (R) is false.

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2016]


18. Rainbow Revolution is related to –

(a) Green-revolution
(b) White-revolution
(c) Blue-revolution
(d) All the above

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]


19. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
                   List – I                                         List – II
A. Growth in Food Production        1. Green Revolution
B. Milk Production                              2. Blue Revolution
C. Fisheries                                             3. White Revolution
D. Fertilizers                                          4. Grey Revolution
Code :

(a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 3 1 4 2
(c) 2 4 3 1
(d) 3 2 4 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


20. The Pink Revolution is associated with –

(a) Cotton
(b) Garlic
(c) Grapes
(d) Onion

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


21. The Black Revolution is related to the

(a) Fish production
(b) Coal production
(c) Crude oil production
(d) Mustard production
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[60th 62nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


22. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

Revolution       Related to
(a) Golden            Horticulture
(b) White              Milk
(c) Blue                 Poultry
(d) Green             Agriculture

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


23. The ‘Blue Revolution’ is associated with

(a) Agriculture
(b) Iron and Steel Industry
(c) Irrigation
(d) Fishing

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2006, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl) (Mains) 2010]


24. Among the following, which one is related to the Blue Revolution in India?

(a) Floriculture
(b) Sericulture
(c) Pisciculture
(d) Horticulture

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2016, M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


25. “Blue Revolution” is related to the following

(a) Food grain production
(b) Oil seed production
(c) Fish production
(d) Milk production

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2016]


26. Zero Till Seed cum-Fertilizer Drill was developed at

(a) P.A.U. Ludhiana
(b) G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
(c) IISR, Lucknow
(d) IARI, New Delhi

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl) (Pre) 2010]


27. Which one of the following is not correctly matched with regard to the revolution in agriculture?

(a) White: Milk
(b) Green: Food grains
(c) Golden: Horticulture
(d) Blue: Poultry

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


28. Which one of the following is not a commercial crop?

(a) Sugarcane
(b) Cotton
(c) Banana
(d) Bajra

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]