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Administration of Desert and Drought-Prone Arid Areas
Administration of Desert and Drought-Prone Arid Areas

Administration of Desert and Drought-Prone Arid Areas

Edited by Rakesh Hooja, Edited by R.K. Choubisa


353 Pages, 6.25 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $60.00 (US $60.00)

Publication Date: April 2009

ISBN 9788131602423

Rights: US & CA

Rawat Publications (Apr 2009)

Price: $60.00


The development of desert areas, administration of drought-prone regions, arid zone agriculture, watershed development and 'watershed plus,' water use in arid and semi-arid areas, coping with drought - these are all of the vital importance for both the rainfed and dry farming areas in India. Their administration provides a special challenge, as well as an exciting opportunity, for innovative sustainable development. This book - which contains 24 articles by experts and practitioners, divided into four sections - will be of special relevance to those interested in the development of desert and drought-prone arid areas in India. The book examines: scientific and planned approaches to arresting or combating desert areas * monitoring desertification to social aspects of desert development * the development delivery system in desert districts * integrative machinery for desert development administration * grassland management and health problems in deserts * area development programs and area development authorities .*various aspects of watershed development, including the role of the government watershed departments, community-based organizations, and panchayats in watershed and 'watershed plus' * the undertaking of water harvesting projects * water as a tool in desert development * agriculture and land water management in arid areas * optimizing crop production * agriculture marketing * forestry * predicting and facing drought.