CONTENTS:- Part I. Land and water environment: 1. A brief review of the investigations on landslides in North-East India/R.K. Avasthy. 2. Geoenvironmental hazards vis-à-vis restless Arunachal Himalaya/Trilochan Singh. 3. Spatial variation of land productivity in Assam/Bimal Sharma and Zahid Husain. 4. Meghalaya’s water resources at risk/K.L. Tariang. 5. Rainfall trends in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam/Prasenjit Das and H.J. Syiemlieh. Part II. Environmental degradation: 1. Environmental degradation in the Brahmaputra riverine tract of Assam: some observations/A.K. Bhagabati. 2. Environmental and economic implications of the Bordikarai Irrigation Project, Assam/Ashok Kumar Bora. 3. The dying wetlands of Assam: a case study of Silsako-Numalijalah wetlands of Guwahati City/N. Memma Singha and Zahid Husain. 4. Impact of environmental contamination on biodiversity/O.P. Singh. 5. The abuse of mother earth of North-East India/P.R. Mawthoh. 6. A note on abuse of environment/Bibhash Dhar. Part III. Management of environment: 1. Methods and techniques of land management in North-East India/K.K. Satapathy. 2. Land and water management problems in North East India/N.N. Sarmah. 3. Environmental protection through wastelands management: a case study of Dimoria Development Block, Assam/Sujit Deka and A.K. Bora. 4. Use of organic manure for sustainable land productivity in North East India/Niranjan Das. 5. Economic incentive and environmental management: a study of forestry in North-East India/Utpal Kumar De. 6. Social forestry in the Himalaya: need for a better future/Dinesh Chandra Goswami. 7. Forest conservation in North East India/R.P. Bhattacharjee. 8. Bioenergy—a renewable source of energy/D.R. Das. 9. Recognising and utilising resources/S. Aravamudhan. 10. Forest environment and community awareness in North East India/A. Henia.
Environment is the most discussed topic in the world today because of two reasons. First is the environmental degradation that has threatened the survival of all life forms on the surface of the earth. Second is the environmental management, which includes successful utilisation of the environmental resources and solution of the environmental problems. These points are the focus of the present book. It deals with the state of environment (particularly the geoenvironment), degradation of environment (land, water and forest), and environmental management in Northeastern part of India. Though Northeast India can boost of still having some pristine environment, but that very environment is subjected to degradation due to plundering attitude of man, and that is a point of great concern today. That is why scientists from different branches of knowledge have contributed to make this volume a multidisciplinary one where results are integrated to understand the complexities of environmental systems in a better way so that it can be managed successfully for ever. The book will be of interest for the geoenvironmentalists, social scientists, planners and technocrats.