Tripathi, D.; Sharma, I.P.; Bawa, R. & Raina, J.N. (Eds.)
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Book ID : 36240
ISBN-10 : 81-211-0677-X / 812110677X
ISBN-13 : 978-81-211-0677-1 / 9788121106771
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xvi, 240p., Figs., Tables, Maps, Illus., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Foreword. Preface. Contributors. Acronyms and abbreviations. 1. Wasteland development in Shiwaliks: The dialogue deliberations/D. Tripathi and Rajan Bawa. 2. Natural resource management in Shiwaliks/A.K. Tiwari. 3. Landuse planning for sustainable production in Shiwaliks/J.P. Sharma and G.S. Sidhu. 4. Wastelands: their extent, distribution and management/T.S. Verma. 5. Classification of wastelands in Shiwaliks/S.P. Dixit and S.P. Sharma. 6. Soil erosion and its control in Shiwaliks/I.P. Sharma and Vipin Sharma. 7. Approaches for soil and water conservation in Himachal Pradesh/J.C. Sharma. 8. Water management for agriculture in Shiwalik Regions/Pradeep K. Sharma. 9. Mechanical measures for soil conservation in Himachal Pradesh/B.C. Thakur and O.P. Sharma. 10. Nutrient cycling: an approach to Rejuvenate Wastelands/D. Tripathi. 11. Principals and strategies for rehabilitation of wastelands in Shiwaliks/Gopal Singh Thakur. 12. Plantation techniques for a forestation of Shiwaliks/Rajan Bawa. 13. Agroforestry: an approach for managing wastelands/Kartar S. Verma, Sandhya Goswami and Krishan Chand. 14. Amelioration of private wastelands through medicinal plants/N.S. Chauhan. 15. Management of potential trees and shrubs for Revegetation of mined areas/K.S. Kapoor, R.K. Verma and R.S. Rawat. 16. Nutrient managements for wastelands/J.N. Raina and R. Kaushal. 17. Potential of organic farming for amelioration of wastelands/S.P. Dev. 18. Mycorrhizae: a boon for wasteland rejuvenation/Rajesh Kaushal. 19. Use of industrial effluent and solid waste in Amelioration of wastelands/R.P. Narwal and R.S. Malik. 20. Toxic metal content of crops irrigated with sewage water/R.S. Malik, R.P. Narwal, R.R. Dahiya and Ramkala.
Land is the basic natural resource, providing vital support system for human and animal lives. In the context of fast changing scenario, most judicious and ecologically sound use of land resource holds the key to reverse current soil degradation and to sustain enhanced productivity. The signs of land degradation are already clearly evident in terms of declining productivity, loss of biodiversity, increasing sedimentation of rivers and reservoirs, drying up of perennial water resources, recurring draughts and floods and deteriorating environmental stability. The state of Himachal Pradesh and particularly the Shiwalik Region in certainly no exception to it. Wasteland Development in Himalayas with Particular Reference to Shiwaliks, the theme of the National Seminar, therefore, assumes greater significance in this context. The technologies and policy guidelines in the seminar would go a long way in working strategies for improving the wastelands and sustaining the crop production and soil quality.