Concepts and Principles of Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management

by Mahendra Singh Pal
ISBN: 9789391383657 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 586 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2023
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 40 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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Agriculture is a backbone of Indian economy as nearly 60% rural population is engaged in agricultural activities. Though the contribution of agriculture in GDP is declining mainly due to increasing contribution of other activities, it is still the main occupation of our rural masses and its significance is related to food and nutritional security of our country.

It is again true that the income of farmers is not increasing as compared to other industrial sectors, so the government has recently launched many farmer's friendly programs for increasing farmer's income.

Mahendra Singh Pal Ph.D., Post Doc. (P R China), ISA Fellow, Professor, Department of Agronomy
G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar-263 145, Uttarakhand, India

1. Rainfed Agriculture: Principles and Scope, 2. History of Dryland Agriculture, 3.  Indian Climate, 4. Soils of Rainfed/Dryland Areas,5. Aberrant Weather Situations and Contingency Crop Planning, 6. Soil and Water Conservation,7.Water Harvesting Structures, 8 Crop Adaptation and Mitigation Mechanism to Drought, 9 Sustainable Crop Production in Rainfed Areas, 10  Principles of Watershed Management,11  Water Management for Sustainable Agriculture, 12  Mulching and Its Impact on Agricultural Production