Managing Natural Resources In The Drylands Constraints & Opportunities

Managing Natural Resources In The Drylands Constraints & Opportunities

by A. Raizada, S.L. Patil Et All
  • ISBN: 9789385055423
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Year: 2015
  • Language: ENGLISH
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Rapid strides in Indian agriculture along with suitable technology interventions have led to self-sufficiency in food production in India. While this has been achieved from increased production in irrigated areas, the rainfed areas covering large parts of the Deccan have not received significant attention. Besides the hot dry climate of the Deccan region, poor edaphic conditions and general socio-economic backwardness of the region have led to it being sidelined in the course of holistic development of the nation. The status of natural resources in the southern region is quite precarious, with high soil erosion and low tolerance rates, increasing shifts in spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall, acute water scarcity in all forms and general ecosystem degradation. In spite of these constraints, the region supports 40% of the country’s population, 60% of the livestock and supports 55% of the cultivated area. The region produces 87% of the pulses and coarse cereals, 77% of the oilseeds and 66% of the country’s cotton, but there are indications that the current production trends cannot be sustained and there is need for immediate corrective action. The book contains a wide range of topics for readers interested in natural resource conservation, food production and holistic development of the economically deprived regions of India in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The book covers a wide range of well researched topics ranging from the resource base of the region and major degradation problems, sodicity development, data base and land use planning, ITK’s, soil fertility mapping, water conservation through various means, rejuvenation of tanks, ground water quality and recharge. Also covered are topics like agroforestry and fodder resource development to support the large livestock population, integrated farming systems, water storage practices with reduced losses and use of geo-textiles. Important social issues like the management of common water resources, problems of technology extension and impact of watershed projects have also been covered. This book will be immensely useful for scientists, researchers, extension workers and policy makers who are concerned about the vulnerable regions of the Deccan and the far reaching implications of continued natural resource degradation in the region.

A.Raizada is Principal Scientist (Forestry) and Head of Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Research Centre, Bellary (Karnataka), S.L.Patil is Principal Scientist (Agronomy), Hritick Biswas is Senior Scientist (Soils) and K.K.Reddy is Astt. Chief Technical Officer at the same centre.

D.Mandal is Principal Scientist (Soils) at Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Dehradun.

O.P.S.Khola is Principal Scientist (Agronomy) and Head of Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Research Centre, Udhagamandalam (Tamil Nadu).

O.P.Chaturvedi is Principal Scientist (Forestry) and Head of the Division of Plant Science, Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Dehradun

P.K.Mishra is the Dir ector, Central Soil and Water Conservati on Rese arch and Training Institute, Dehradun.

  • Soil-Water Conservation vis-a-vis Production Systems in Southern Region: Issues and Strategies
  • Soil-centered Agricultural Growth
  • Rain Water Management Technologies for Stabilizing Crop Production in Peninsular India
  • Conservation of Soil and Water vis-à-vis Production Systems in Karnataka
  • Natural Resources and Watershed Management : Kerala Needs Special Attention
  • Soil and Water Conservation vis-à-vis Production Systems in Tamil Nadu
  • Scope of Refining Farmers Practice (ITK’s) on Soil and Water Conservation in Rainfed Areas in South India
  • Rainfall and Dry Spell Analysis under Climate Change Scenario in Latur Zone of Marathwada Region
  • Sodicity Induced Soil Dispersion in Kabini Canal Command Area of Karnataka
  • Generation of Farm Specific Land Resources Database for Effective Implementation of Watershed Development Programs - A Case Study of Magadi Model Watershed in Karnataka
  • Application of Potentially Important Jute Geo-textiles for Slope Stabilization in the Western Ghat Regions of Tamil Nadu
  • Studies on the Impact of Soil Physico-chemicalProperties on Growth and Yield Attributes of Coleus vettiveroides
  • Performance of bhimal (Grewia optiva J.R. Drummond ex Burret) based Agroforestry Systemson Farmer Fields in the North Western Himalayas
  • Agroforestry Opportunities in Semiarid Regionsof South Eastern Rajasthan - A Farmers’ Perspective
  • Effective Incorporation of Green Manure Cropby a Green Manure Incorporator under Dryland Conditions
  • Rainwater Conservation, Soil Physical andChemical Properties as Influenced by IntegratedNutrient Management in Winter Sorghum and Chickpea in Vertisols of SAT in India
  • Ground Water Quality of Coastal BhavnagarDistrict in Gujarat and Its Suitability for Domestic and Agricultural Use
  • Mango based Agri-Horti Systems for Profit Maximization and Livelihood Security of Farmers under Rainfed Situation of Western Himalayas
  • Water Requirement, Method of Irrigation andNitrogen Application on Herbage, Oil Yield, Nitrogen Uptake and Water Use-efficiency ofPatchouli [Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth.] under Semi-arid Tropical Climate
  • Hydrological Diagnosis for Rejuvenationof Traditional Tanks in the Semi-arid Region of Karnataka - A Case Study
  • Evaluation of Deep Trencher for Soil Moisture Conservation and Improved Water use Efficiencyin Arable and Non-Arable Lands of Alfisols in Karnataka
  • Study of Moisture Distribution Pattern in Soil under Drip Irrigation Practices
  • Water Saving through Silpaulin Lining of Surface Storage Ponds in Ayalur Watershed, Tamil Nadu
  • Influence of Drip Irrigation and Polyethylene Mulch on Growth, Yield and Economics of Tomato Cultivation
  • Characterization of Red Sand Dunes (theries) ofSouth Tamil Nadu and Methods for their Stabilization
  • Sustainable Rural Livelihood Security in RainfedRice Farms through on-Farm Water Harvesting Structures
  • Impact Evaluation of Conservation MeasuresImplemented in a Ravinous Watershed in South-Eastern Rajasthan
  • Natural Resource Management through Community Participation
  • Grass Legume Mixtures for Soil MoistureConservation and Fodder Production in Watershed of Kerala
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making for IdentifyingSuitable Integrated Farming Systems for Optimizing Productivity and Resource Conservation
  • Impact of Soil and Water Conservation Measureson Soil Fertility Status: A case Study from a Semi-Arid Watershed in Karnataka
  • Implementation of Natural Resource ManagementActivities for Resource Conservation and HigherProductivity of Rainfed Crops using ParticipatoryApproaches at Ramasagara Watershed in the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Resource Conservation, Higher Income andSustainable Livelihood of Farmers throughIntegrated Farming Systems in Red Soils of Central Dry Zone of Karnataka
  • Assessing Impacts of Conservation Practices : Reflections from the WSDP in Andhra Pradesh
  • Priorities and Rationalities in WatershedGovernance : A Study of Watersheds of the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Understanding Interactions in Local Governanceof Community based Natural Resources : Implications for Policy Interventions
  • Problems in Transfer and Adoption of Soil andWater Conservation Technologies as Perceived byField Extension Staff and Farmers of Nilgiris and Dindigul Districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Watershed Development Programme : A Boon forMitigating Suicide among Farmers - Study in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra
  • Index