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Self-reliance in Food Production

Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial

Self-reliance in Food Production

During his short stint as Prime Minister, he refused PL 480 and worked hard to make India self-sufficient by overcoming food crisis. He himself ploughed his lawn to grow wheat and vegetables and with his family observed fast on every Monday to spread the message of self-sacrifice and self-respect among his countrymen.


He thus set an example for the nation. His charismatic call made agricultural scientists to develop hybrid and improved quality of seeds and the the farmers lend their best in making country self sufficient in foodgrains. This was a revolution across the country.

Shastri Ji Wife
Ploughing in his lawn
Shastri Ji Wife
self sufficient in foodgrains
Self-reliance in Food Production
grain deficient nation to food security for all