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Traditional Agricultural and Water Technologies of the Thar

Bharat Jhunjhunwala (Author)
Synopsis This book is a path breaking documentation of traditional technologies in agriculture and water management in the arid regions of the Thar desert. The technologies have been profusely illustrated. Surveys have been profusely illustrated. Surveys have been done of the extent of use of traditional technologies. Technologies have been classified in the categories of 'stable', 'potentially viable' and 'declining'. Suggestions have been given for technology development, awareness generation, government policies and further study and research. This book is establish sustainable agricultural development in the arid reagions across the country.
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About the author

Bharat Jhunjhunwala

Bharat Jhunjhunwala was born in family having interests in sugar, paper and electronic industries. He acquired his Doctoral Degree in economics from University of Florida at the age of 23. He joined Institute of Management, Bangalore as an Assistant Professor. While teaching he lived in a slum for two years to understand the meaning of poverty directly. He organized the trade union at IIM during the Emergency. He has undertaken extensive studies of economic Thought of ancient India. His published books include Varna Vyavastha: Governance through Caste System, Welfare State and Globalization: A Critique of Amartya Sen and Governance and Human Rights (edited) and Indian approach to Women’s Empowerment. He writes on weekly column on Political economy which is published in about 40 papers in ten languages in India.

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Title Traditional Agricultural and Water Technologies of the Thar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178352575
length 246p., Tables; Plates; Index; 22cm.