Today, everyone is concerned about the production systems, where the land and water resources supporting agricultural production are at higher risk to meet both current and future needs of mankind. Resources are limited and competing in nature which further challenges to the user to manger them on sustainable basis for the well-being of everyday. The book entitled “Land and water Resource Conservation – Issues, Options and Experiences” contains commissioned articles by experts In various fields. The papers included in this volume covering a wide range of information viz, natural resources, climate change watershed management conservation technologies, soil health regional experiences tribal agriculture and organic farming for better understating of the diverged problems. The contribution in this document pertains to leading technologists and scientists, planner’s administrator policy makers program implementing official etc. The book is intended for those who working on land and water resources for enhancing eco-system services to get balanced environmental benefits.
Dr M. Madhu, presently Principal Scientist and Head, Central Soil and Water Conservation Research & Training Institute (CSWCRTI), Research Centre, Sunabeda -763 002, Koraput, Odisha, India. He completed Ph.D in Agronomy from UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka. He is a recipient of UAS Gold Medal during M.Sc and Ph.D, “Dr H.R. Arakeri Gold Medal” for the best Ph.D Student in Agronomy-1995, “ARIC Award for Contribution to Crop Research-1997”, IASWC Young Soil Conservationists Award-2004 and IASWC Gold Medal-2010. He is recipient of prestigious USDA Global Research Alliance (GRA) Fellowship Programme-2011 and visited USA, Nepal and Bangladesh on study and research assignments. Dr Madhu has vast experience of research, training and outreach activity related to NRM. He was leader and associated in more than 15 consultancy projects related to Integrated Watershed Management and resource conservation-cum-livelihood programmes. He has to his credit more than 100 publications including research papers in reputed national and international journals, edited books, book chapters, manuals, technical reports and bulletins, symposium /workshop/seminar papers, popular articles etc., and member of many professional bodies. He has wide work experiences in different capacities as a Senior Scientist and In-charge Head at CSWCRTI, Research Centre, Udhagamandalam, TN, India, Senior Scientist and Secretary of IASWC at CSWCRTI, Dehradun, UK, India.
Praveen Jakhar is presently Scientist (Agronomy) at CSWCRTI- Research Centre, Sunabeda, Koraput, Odisha. He did his post-graduation from Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in Agronomy and joined Agricultural Research Service in 2007. He has worked in different institute funded and other collaborative research and consultancy projects as leader and associate. Sh Jakhar has specialization in Conservation Agronomy, Watershed Management, Technology Transfer and Human Resource Development. He has published 12 research papers in reputed national and international journals apart from being author of popular articles, bulletins and book chapters.
Dr Partha Pratim Adhikary is presently Scientist (Soil Physics and SWC) at CSWCRTI, Research Centre, Sunabeda, Koraput (Odisha). He obtained his Master’s degree in Soil Science from Chaudhury Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana and Ph.D (Agricultural Physics) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India. He is recipient of National Scholarship, Junior and Senior Research Fellowships from ICAR and CSIR. He is also recipient of S.D. Nijhawan Gold Medal from Chaudhury Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar for his brilliant performance during M.Sc programme. He is also recipient of Jawahar Lal Nehru Award by ICAR. His field of research work includes development of pedotransfer functions of soil hydraulic parameters for Indian soils, modeling of groundwater pollution, GIS and Spatial Variability, watershed management and soil erodibility factor. He has more than 20 publications to his credit which include research papers in journals of national and international repute, book chapters, compendium, reports etc.