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    Green Revolution in India: Future of Workforce

     

    Table of Contents

    1. Fundamentals of Green revolution in India
    2. Impact of Green revolution in India
    3. Learnings
    4. Features
    5. Journey of sustainability
    6. The importance of green entrepreneurship
      1. 6.1- Benefits of green entrepreneurship
        6.2- Growing need of green entrepreneurship
    7. What is the future of the workforce?

     

    We are living through a world of technological advancement and fundamental transformation. With a modern human age, automation, challenging tasks and competing forces; the future looks more promising and gripping. Most importantly, the future of the workforce is anything but far. Therefore, it is not the time to sit back and watch a series of events. It’s time to think closely and act upon it.

    As on date, we are moving towards initiating the green revolution in India. It is a not-so-new world dependent on human emotions along with a business acumen. It is represented with a sense of environmental responsibility, strong social conscience, human rights, diversity and principles beyond the finances. In a nutshell, companies must feel the need to place their societal purpose at the heart of their commercial strategy.

    The history of the Green Revolution in India goes back to the 1960s when high-yielding rice and wheat was introduced to increase food production. This resulted in dramatic success in the Indian subcontinent and Mexico. The movement was folded with certain characteristics.

    • To double cropping systems
    • Growth in size of agricultural areas
    • High-yield variety seeds with enhanced genetics
    • Adoption of irrigation techniques
    • 20+ panellists come forward for a detailed discussion on the outcome of sustainability at Atria University. The lesser known ‘green goals’ are spoken about at the Green Future Summit.

      Impact of Green Revolution in India:

      The Green Revolution in India influenced our economy extensively.

      1. Increase in agriculture production

      The influx of the green revolution in India in 1967-1968 resulted in an incredible increase in crop production. A record grain output of 131 million tonnes was seen in 1978-1979, which qualified India as one of the world’s biggest agriculture producers. The yield per unit enhanced by 30% in varieties of rice and wheat.

      2. Reduction in import

      Here’s one of the major impacts of the green revolution in India. With a humongous increase in production, our country gained the confidence of self sufficiency. By 2003, the per capita net availability of food grains increased to 436 grams per day. A sigh of relief for India.

      3. Industrial development

      The green revolution in India has spawned industrial growth by creating a high demand for different types of machines and chemical fertilisers. This resulted in industries producing these items to sprout significantly.

      4. Farmers flourished

      An increase in production led to the good days of farmers. The green movement created more opportunities for farmers. The revolution came as a rescue for those surrounded by heavy debts. An increase in demand and supply caused farmers to increase their income level. As a whole, the agriculture picture in India was hunky dory.

      5. Rural employment

      Although the green revolution feared unemployment since machines replaced humans, it led to an increase in the demand for labour resulting in immense rural employment opportunities. An extensive use of fertilisers and multiple cropping created more job opportunities for farmers. Reports stated that more than 15 lakhs poor people from Orissa, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were employed.

      Quick learnings from the Green Revolution in India:

      • The revolution had a positive impact on human health
      • Norman Borlaug was the Father of the Green Revolution in the world and M.S Swaminathan is recognized as the Father of the Green Revolution in India.
      • The movement has a major effect on global diversity.
      • Technology and science stood as important fundamentals to establish this revolution.

      Lesser known features of the Green Revolution in India:

      • Here’s the in-and-out of the green movement, and how it stayed with us.
      • An introduction of HYV seeds in Indian agriculture in the first stage, specifically focussing on Tamil Nadu and Punjab.
      • An inland irrigation system was initiated.
      • Food grains like rice and wheat were the focus, while crops like oilseeds, jute and cotton took a backseat.
      • Technological advancements were implemented at a large scale.
      • The second stage of the scheme focused on several crops other than wheat and rice.
      • Use of fertilisers was increased and pesticides were limited to a great extent.

      Journey of sustainability: Green entrepreneurship

      Green entrepreneurship succeeded in bringing a fundamental change to the workforce. From a development viewpoint, it contributed massively to progression and played a pivotal role in job creation. While humans and machines collaborate to work collectively, innovation leads technological advancements. A recent evolution of economic procedures of globalisation has modified the old-fashioned approaches by entrepreneurs to innovate. Although there has been remarkable headway, there is still a significant gap towards sustainability. Unique human traits of emotional intelligence, creativity, persuasion, analytical thinking, complex problem solving, critical thinking and active learning strategies hold more importance today.

      The importance of Green Entrepreneurship for future:

      Protecting our environment and leaving it clean for the future generation is an important concern today. The growing environmental awareness has increased the need for ecology friendly entrepreneurs. Going green can immensely benefit our environment and the business. Here’s bringing forward how adopting sustainability can boost business.

      Benefits of Green entrepreneurship:

      • Save on resources and reduce energy usage.
      • The Federal government announced providing incentives through tax credits to encourage businesses to ‘go green’.
      • Attracting eco-conscious customers.
      • Attaching a green branding to the company.
      • Eco-friendly products are a sureshot method of boosting sales.
      • Promoting a safe and healthy work environment.
      • Incorporating ethical leadership attributes.
      • Building corporate responsibility
      • Incorporating efficient technology in the business model
      • Increasing productivity.

      The growing need of Green entrepreneurship:

      Green entrepreneurs successfully create a business model that is socially valuable, environmentally conscious and economically profitable.

      • They are the backbone of economic development.
      • They can contribute significantly in eliminating unemployment.
      • They are responsible for creating a green economy beneficial to the environment
      • A new benchmark for businesses to build sustainability and resilience.
      • An impact-driven work structure
      • Building a sustainable community and eliminating threats of climate change, social injustice and income inequality.

      What is the Future of the Workforce?

      The future of the workforce has been spoken about for many years but is now a hot topic. It’s no news that the face of modern business has changed completely today. Changing roles, requirements, demands, society attitude has reshaped the workforce remarkably. A rapid shift towards digitalization, automation and innovation is noticed. The world of tomorrow is predicted to linger on creative energies and innovation.

      The World Economic Forum has identified top five skills for the future of the workforce 2025:

      • Originality along with creativity
      • Critical analysis and thinking
      • Complex problem-solving
      • Active learning
      • Analytical innovation

      The COVID-19 pandemic transcended us into the future speedily; quicker than we expected it. A sense of uncertainty has shelled us with challenges. The best way to deal with it would be to take it as an opportunity, evolve and innovate.

      The acceleration of the digital economy has unravelled plentiful golden opportunities and made place for about 97 million jobs worldwide by 2025, creating a bigger workplace.

      One Last Thought:

      The workforce is predicted to be the ‘Green World’ by 2030. Let’s picturize the future with a blurred present situation, compiled with immense opportunities and challenges. The Green Revolution in India welcomes an influx of authenticity, principles, corporate social responsibility and values.

      Global employment of green talent is growing and green entrepreneurship is moving at a fast pace. To support and foster the idea, Atria University is holding a Green Future Summit on the 26th of November 2022. We are set to instil a skill based approach amongst our students in order to bring a meaningful change. Here’s how you can start small .

    Atria Admissions Team

    January 23, 2023

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