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Rainfed agriculture in India : perspectives and challenges /
editors, Surjit Singh, M.S. Rathore.
imprint
Jaipur : Rawat Publications, c2010.
description
xii, 324 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
ISBN
8131603113, 9788131603116
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imprint
Jaipur : Rawat Publications, c2010.
isbn
8131603113
9788131603116
contents note
1. Agriculture in rainfed areas -- 2. Conserving land and water -- 3. Natural resources and livelihood options.
general note
"The IDS Jaipur's silver jubilee commemorate volume."
abstract
Papers presented at a conference organised by the Institute of Development Studies held in April 2007.
catalogue key
7407579
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-317) and index.
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Library of Congress Summary
Papers resented at a conference organised by the Institute of Development Studies held in April 2007.
Main Description
Indias agriculture growth after independence has moved the country from the severe food crisis of the sixties to aggregate food surplus today and rainfed agriculture has played an important role in this. In India about two-third of total net sown area comes under rainfed lands. Rainfed crops account for 48 per cent area under food crops and 68 per cent under non-food crops. One of the major challenges facing rainfed agriculture in India today is its sustainable development through conserving and enhancing the inherent capacity of its land and other natural resources to sustain it. Any erosion of this capacity will threaten countrys food security and agriculture substantially. In order to constantly address this concern, along with increasing production of food grains and other agricultural products, it is necessary to enhance and conserve the stock of available land, water and other natural resources and develop improved technologies, which maintain and improve the productive capacit
Main Description
India's post-independence agricultural growth has moved the country from the severe food crisis of the 60s to the aggregate food surplus today. 'Rainfed' agriculture has played an important role in this. About two-thirds of total land-sown area comes under rainfed lands. Rainfed crops account for 48 per cent of the area under food crops and 68 per cent under non-food crops. One of the major challenges facing rainfed agriculture in India today is its sustainable development through conserving and enhancing the inherent capacity of its land and other natural resources. Any erosion of this capacity will substantially threaten the country's food security and agriculture. In order to address this concern, along with increasing production of food grains and other agricultural products, it is necessary to enhance and to conserve the stock of available land, water, and other natural resources, as well as to develop improved technologies. The essays in this book look at important aspects relating to rainfed agriculture in India, including crop husbandry, conservation of land and water, livestock development, and livelihood options in the rural non-farm sector. The contributions also discuss the policies, initiatives, and institutional changes that are necessary for rejuvenating rainfed agriculture.

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