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Uttaranchal: Vision and Action Programme

M.L. Dewan (Editor) Jagdish Bahadur (Editor)
Synopsis This book presents the vision and action programme for sustainable development of Uttaranchal. Taking stock of the wealth of this hill state, it addresses various issues concerning its natural resource development, monitoring and evaluation. People's participation programme, bio-industrial watershed development, mountain tourism for local community development, socio-economic empowerment of rural elderly women, sustainable environment through cooperative action, role of science and technology in the integrated development and technological empowerment for sustainable livelihood in mountains are some of the vision projects discussed in the book.
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About the authors

M.L. Dewan

Madan Lal Dewan (Ph.D., Cornell, 1948), a soil scientist and watershed management expert by profession and a veteran Rotarian, has a distinguished career as an international Civil Servant with Food and Agricultural Organization.

A very dedicated social worker, he has been working with and for the people of Uttarakhand and the Himalayas for the last 25 years. Dr. Dewan has done significant work at policy level. He was the Visiting Professor and Coordinator of Himalayan Eco System Programme with Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and member of The National Land Use and Conservation Board of Government of India, 1984-87. He is the founder of HIMCON. He has given lead to Action Program by students, volunteers, farmers and farm women for tree planting, water harvesting & watershed management program. He has established a centre in Himalayas. People’s Participation and Rejuvenation of Himalayas Environment, Uttaranchal Vision and Action Program  and 15 other books are amongst his published works. He has co-authored with Prof. M.R. Chilana a book “Human Value: A Task for All”. He is President of Mountain India People Forum (MIPF) and also President of Global Warming Reduction Centre (GWRC).

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Jagdish Bahadur

Jagdish Bahadur earned his Master’s degree in Physics in 1958 and Ph.D. in 1969. In 1969-70, he received a post-doctoral fellowship from Norweian Agency for International Development on Glaciology. During this period, he, in collaboration with Danish and Swedish scientists, successfully completed a project on evaluation of annual accumulation on a high and cold glacier. After his return to India, Dr. Bahadur started taking interest in the organisation of glacier studies and has published several papers on the role of Himalayan glaciers and their contribution to the water resources and productivity aspects of Indian landmass. He has presented many papers at international conferences, organized by UNESCO, IGBP and ICIMOD. Also, he has two books to his credit Snow & Glaciers and Their Contribution to India’s Water Resources (1992), and Indian Himalayas: An Integrated View (2003).

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Bibliographic information

Title Uttaranchal: Vision and Action Programme
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180691969
length xix+420p., Tables.