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Agricultural Development in Rajasthan

P Jegatheesan (Author) P.L. Maliwal (Editor) Pratap Singh (Author)
Synopsis The book is first of its kind and brings together in one place diversified information in a comprehensive manner on agricultural development in Rajasthan. The book gives clear picture of rapid strides made by the State of Rajasthan in the field of agriculture during last 50 years. The book offers a lucid and coherent account of agricultural development of the state which includes trends in land utilization pattern, rainfall pattern, forest area of Rajasthan, area, production and productivity of different crops, fruits, vegetables, use of improved variety seed, fertilizer consumption, pesticide consumption, growth in farm machinery and livestock production in the state. The book also incorporates information on physiography, soil classification, climate, droughts and famines, agro-climatic zones and crops and cropping pattern, etc. The book also embodies the constraints and challenges of present day agriculture and the future strategies to make the rapid growth in agriculture to meet the requirements of globalisation and WTO. This book provides adequate reference for strengthening the on going development programme in the state in the field of agriculture. It is hoped that this book will be of great use to all those who have an interest in knowing the pattern of agricultural development in the state since independence. The information available on agricultural development in the state will be very useful to all involved in agriculture planning, decision making and in formulation of plans/projects of agriculture and rural development in Rajasthan.
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About the authors

P Jegatheesan

P. Jegatheesan (b. 1947) commenced his teaching career at the age of twenty-one after obtaining a postgraduate degree from Pachiayappa’s College, Madras. In 1982, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Dr Harisingh Gour University, Sagar, MP under the UGC Faculty Improvement Programme. At present, he is a Professor of History in the Government Arts College, Coimbatore.

P.L. Maliwal

Dr. P.L. Maliwal did his B.Sc. (Ag.) and M.Sc. (Ag.) Agraonomy from the University of Udaipur, Udaipur in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He was awarded ICAR scholarship for his under graduate studies. He obtained Ph.D. degree from Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur specializing in the field of week management during the year 1987. Dr. Maliwal started his career as lecturer in the field of Agronomy at University of Udaipur, Udaipur. At present Dr. Maliwal is Associate Director Research at Directorate of Research, MPUAT, Udaipur. Dr. Maliwal has published more than 80 research papers and technical articles in various journals and magazines of national and international repute. He has also written books entitled “Agronomy at a Glance” and Agricultural Development in Rajasthan. He is also co-author of, three books for vocational educational (Agriculture) students. He is the recipient of best University teacher award of MPUAT, Udaipur for the year 2001-02.

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Pratap Singh

Dr. Pratap Singh did his M.E. (Farm Machinery) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal during the year 1975. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur during 1986. He is recipient of prestigious Jawahar Lal Nehru award and also honoured with Gold Medal by Dr. K.N. Nag in Indian society of Agricultural Engineering. Dr. Singh started his career as Assistant Professor in the field of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering at University of Udaipur. During his service career he has worked on different positions including Head, Department of Farm Machinery and power Engineering and Dean, college of Technology and Agricultural Engineering, Udaipur. At present Dr. Singh is Director of Research, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur. Dr. Singh has published more than 100 research papers in various journals and magazines of national and international repute. He is the recipient of R.K. Jain Memorial Award of Indian society of Agricultural Engineers for outstanding work in the field of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering. He is also Fellow of Institution of Engineers and Indian Society of Agriculture Engineers. Dr. Singh has also held the post of Present, Rajasthan Chapter ISAE (1992-1995). He has also written a book entitled Agriculture Development in Rajasthan.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agricultural Development in Rajasthan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185680795
length 184p., Maps; Tables; Figures.