The book -Water Conservation and Utilization in Agriculture Productio-edited by Dr. S.K. Saini, Professor & Head (Agronomy) and Dr. Subhash Chandra Chief Scientist (Water Management), G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar is a significant and timely effort, considering the present scenario of agriculture in the country.
The book covers various techniques of water productivity enhancement across different situations. It is a blend of applied part of agricultural technologies with sound scientific basis. Various useful topics have been categorized under nine Chapters viz Water: Global Scenario, Water Resource Generation and Management, Climate and Water Management, Advanced Techniques and Strategies in Water Management, Efficient Inputs Management, Best Management in relation to Moisture, Water Efficient Alternate farm land uses and Enterprises. Special Issues and Problems of Problematic Areas and Socio-Economic Issues and Management Options for easy grasp and understanding of the readers.
Dr. Surendra Kumar Saini, did his graduation in agriculture, master and doctorate in agronomy from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar. He has 35 year experience of teaching, research and extension in the field of crop management. He has published more than 100 research papers in the national as well as international journals of repute. He is the national project investigator of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Sugarcane (Agronomy), Head Department of Agronomy-cum-Director, Center of Advanced Studies at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar. He has guided 25 M.Sc and 07 Ph.D students.
Dr. Subhash Chandra, obtained graduate degree in agriculture and doctorate degree in agronomy from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar and the masters’ in agronomy from PAU, Ludhiana. He served ICAR from October, 1989, till Feb, 2006 as ARS scientist and Senior scientist. Presently, he is actively engaged in teaching, research and extension programme especially in the field of water management at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Udham Singh Nagar as Chief scientist of water management. He has more than 50 publications in reputed journals to his credit. He was conferred ICAR ‘Team Research’ award for the biennium 2006-07.