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Basics of Soil and Water Conservation: Including Surveying and Irrigation

Sandip P. Nikam (Author)

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction to surveying. 2. Instruments used in surveying. 3. Chain survey. 4. Cross staff survey. 5. Plane table surveying. 6. Introduction to levelling. 7. Contour. 8. Computation of area. 9. Rainfall and runoff determination. 10. Grassed waterways. 11. Land degradation. 12. Land use capability classification. 13. Measures for soil and water conservation. 14. Water harvesting and its types. 15. Watershed and watershed management. 16. Water measuring devices. 17. Irrigation. 18. Irrigation pumps. References. Index.


'This book is intended to serve as a textbook for everyone interested in soil and water conservation, surveying and irrigation. It covers most of the topics related to the surveying and levelling, soil and water conservation measures, erosion and watershed management. This book is specially designed as per the syllabus of the recent 5th Dean's Committee report of ICAR for the subject of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering. The materials on the subject are set forth in such manner and order, as to enable UG student better understanding. Professional training institutes like NGOs, KVKs, polytechnics, rural institutes etc dealing in soil and water conservation, surveying, on-farm water management would find this textbook of immense value.

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Title Basics of Soil and Water Conservation: Including Surveying and Irrigation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.01.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789390435746
length xii+230p., Tables., figs.