xii, 236p., Illus., Maps, App., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction 2. Economy of North East India 3. Economy of Assam 4. Flood and Agriculture Sector of Assam 5. Minor Irrigation and Agricultural Sector of Assam 6. Impact of Irrigation on Cropping Pattern and Cropping Intensity 7. Impact of Irrigation on Agricultural Production and Productivity 8. Impact of Irrigation on Income Pattern 9. Impact of Irrigation on Farm Mechanization and Implementation of Improved Farm Practices 10. Impact of Irrigation on Employment Pattern and Occupational Status 11. Housing Pattern and Food Security among Farm Households 12. Social Consciousness among Farm Households 13. Problems of Irrigated Farms in Flood Affected Areas 14. Government Present Irrigation Facilities 15. Conclusion
The North East India is referred to a region comprises of the eight States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. However, the pace of development of North Eastern Region (NER) varies around the states with respect to their resource endowments, level of industrializaton as well as infrastructural development. The economy of the region is still primarily agrarian but has full potential to be exploited in the from of vast unexploited resource base available in the region. Despite being rich in natural resources, development in the region has lagged behind the rest country. Although agriculture is the backbone of the economy of NER, but it is chronically affected by floods and other natural disasters especially in Assam. Apart from floods the growth and productivity of agricultural sector is far from satisfactory and is much lower as compared to other states of India. All these individualities of agriculture in the region direct towards the need for sustainability of agriculture growth and economy. In this book an endeavor has been made to develop an alternative strategy where minor irrigation as one for supporting the agricultural economy. This book furnishes prime focus on the minor irrigation as a vital ingredient in increasing the growth of agriculture sector in flood affected areas which can be an appropriate alternative agriculture practice.