Following are the achievements of Green Revolution:
(i) Increase in Per Hectare Productivity:
Per hectare productivity of all crops e.g. wheat, rice, cotton, gram, maize and bajra has increased. It is due to better seeds.
Chemical fertilizers, irrigation and mechanization of agriculture.
(ii) Development of Industries:
Green Revolution has positive effect on development of Industries. Industries manufacturing agricultural tools like tractors, diesel engines, combines, threshers and pumping sets have been installed. International Tractors Ltd. ‘Sonalika’, Standard Tractors Ltd. are some example.
(iii) Prosperity to Farmers:
Green Revolution has brought prosperity to Farmers. Agriculture is regarded as a profitable occupation. Demand for consumer goods in Punjab has increased. Standard of living has gone up in Punjab.
(iv) Effect on Consumers:
Green revolution has brought prosperity to rural masses. Bumper crops have generated employment opportunities for rural masses. Their standard of living has developed.
(v) Increase in Production:
The main achievement of Green revolution is increase in production. In 1965-66 production of food grains was 33.89 lakh tonnes. In 1980-81 the output became 119 lakh tonnes.
(vi) Effect on Rural Employment:
Due to multiple cropping and excessive uses of chemical fertilizers, the demand for labour increased. At sowing and harvesting time, acute shortage of labour is experienced. So green revolution has generated employment.
(vii) Ploughing Back of Profits:
The another positive effect of Green Revolution is the ploughing back of increased profits in agriculture. A study conducted by PAU Ludhiana revealed that a farmer reinvests 55% of his family income in the development of his fields, 49% in short period investment and 6% in long term investment in land improvement and agriculture implements.
(viii) Changes in Thinking:
Green Revolution has changed the thinking of rural folk. The farmer has adopted new techniques of agriculture and they participate in Kisan melas organised by PAU Ludhiana and gather new knowledge and apply it in agriculture.
(ix) Capitalistic Farming:
Financial resources are needed for taking full advantage of green revolution. Financial resources are provided by Banks and co-operative societies. These provide loans to farmer on easy terms.