Shivalik ranges cover an area of about 2.14 million ha in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana States of north-west India. Over exploitation of the resources in the region had lead to soil erosion resulting in the rise of riverbeds, siltation of tanks, reservoirs and other natural water bodies. Soil erosion greater than 80 t ha-1 yr-1 have been recorded from denuded hills at places. More than 70 per cent people of the region are dependent on agriculture, however, only 18 per cent of the cultivated area is irrigated. Agroforestry where tree and crops are integrated with each other had been recommended worldwide to check soil erosion and simultaneously achieve production goals. Adoption of scientifically proven agroforestry systems in Shivaliks can reverse the degradation and improve the economic status of the farmers of the region.
Extensive research had been done till date on role of agroforestry in resource conservation and livelihood security in the region. The book is an attempt to compile the available knowledge on the subject. There are 20 chapters in the book covering various topics relating agroforestry systems with soil and water conservation, livelihood security, slope protection through mechanical and vegetative measures, fertility build up, mine spoil rehabilitation, bamboos, climate change and carbon sequestration.
01: Agroforestry Scenario and Opportunities in Shivalik Himalayas by Pankaj Panwar, A.K. Tiwari and K.S. Dadhwal 02: Agroforestry for Soil and Water Conservation in Jammu Shivaliks by Sandeep Sehgal and Mohammed Saleem 03: Livelihood Security through Agroforestry in Jammu Shivaliks by Kamal Kishor Sood 04: Soil and Nutrient Loss under Different Land-Uses in Upper Shivaliks of Himachal Pradesh by I P Sharma and Sudhir Verma 05: Potential Agroforestry Systems for Mid Hill Himalayas by P S Thakur and C L Thakur 06: Design for Slope Protection by using Bio-Engineering Measures in Himalayan Region by Rohitashw Kumar, Vijay Shankar and Mahesh Kumar 07: Suitable Agroforestry Systems for Lower Shivaliks of Panchkula, Haryana by Pankaj Panwar 08: Agroforestry Systems for Soil Fertility Build up of Degraded Lands of Shivaliks by Sharmistha Pal 09: Agroforestry for Rehabilitation of Mine spoils in Dehradun Valley by K.S. Dadhwal and G.P. Juyal 10: Bhimal (Grewia optiva) Based Land Use Systems for Resource Conservation and Fodder Severity in Shivalik Himalayas by Harsh Mehta and K.S. Dadhwal 11: Tree Based Farming Systems for Paonta Valley of Himachal Pradesh by V.K. Chauhan, A.K. Joshi and R.S. Rana 12: Aonla Based Agroforestry Systems for Soil and Water Conservation in Shivaliks by Ram Prasad, R.P. Yadav and Pankaj Panwar 13: Role of Agroforestry in Soil Conservation and Soil Quality by R.P. Yadav, S.K. Yadav, Pankaj Panwar and S.L. Arya 14: Land Degradation in the Shivaliks of Jammu and Kashmir: Role of Agroforestry in Conservation and Reclamation by Vikas Sharma and S. K. Gupta 15: Bamboo Species of Shivalik Foot Hills by D.R. Bhardwaj, Krishan Chand and Bhalender Singh 16: Effect of Different Land Treatments on Hydrologica lBehaviour and Soil Loss in Shivaliks by V.K.Bhatt and A.K. Tiwari 17: Impact of Climate Change on Horticulture by W.S. Dhillon, Sanjeev K. Chauhan and H.V. Srinidhi 18: Traditional Approaches for Conservation and Utilization of Natural Resources in Chamba and Kangra Districts of Himachal Pradesh byVipan Guleria and Atul Gupta 19: Carbon Sequestration Potential of Production Forestry for Mitigating Impact of Climate Change by S.C. Sharma, A.S. Dogra and Sanjeev K. Chauhan 20: Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands through Silvipastoral Systems – A Balanced Approach for Alternative Land Use with Special Reference to N-W Himalaya by Charan Singh and O. P. Chaturvedi