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Appropriate Technologies for Drought Prone Areas

B L Jana (Author)
Synopsis Droughts are the worst crisis in some drought prone rainfed and dryland areas in India, specially in the semi-arid tropics including Rajasthan where the State finds itself in the grip of parts of the States of Orissa, WestBengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and other neighbouring states due to lack of rainfall and prolonged water crisis prevails in the hottest months. The crisis is so serious on humans as well as livestock animals that if mitigatory measures with appropriate technologies are not taken in time, the prolonged drought situation would become devastatingly unique with loss of humans and livestock animals. The terrible shortage of drinking water and life-saving irrigation to the field crops, particularly in the hottest period of the season, become the menace both for flora and fauna. Foodgrains and fodder for humans and livestock/domestic animals become the greatest problem among other problems of socio-economic life style of the poorest of the poor farming communities. Suitable farming technology and extension strategy need to be disseminated on war-footing in the drought affected areas of the country vis-?-vis in the neighbouring countries. This book entitled “Appropriate Technologies for Drought Prone Areas” has got tremendous impact on the socio-economic upliftment of the resource-poor faring community as well as generating income for the ultimate benefits of the clientele group. The author has been prompted to write this book as a practical reference document and has tried to mark the situation of droughts, its brief survey, managing droughts, dryland agriculture in India, technologies for mitigating risk in drought prone rainfed areas with some achievements, sericulture in dryland areas, livestock production technology, upgrading of rainfed agriculture, water harvesting concept and technologies, soils of rainfed areas and their management, role of plant nutrition in drought prone agriculture, degraded wasteland development, the Bengal famine and other famines due to droughts, socio-economic analysis of SAT agriculture, agricultural vision, capacity building of farmers, etc. This book will become indispensable for everybody fighting for the disaster for a greener vision in the years to come.
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About the author

B L Jana

Balai Lal Jana, born on 2nd May, 1947 in the district of East Midnapore of West Bengal holds a brilliant academic record with M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agronomy. He obtained Diploma in Agronomy. He obtained Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kolkata, certificate for visiting Professional Training in Agricultural Research from the East Anglia University, Norwich, England; FAI training on Rainfed Agriculture in collaboration with ICRISAT, Hyderabad, etc. He served the erstwhile Fertiliser Corporation of India, (FCI), subsequently the Hindustan Fertiliser Corporation (HFC) as a seniormost Senior Agronomist in Technical Publicity, FP & ARD and ODA-funded Rainfed Farming Project, etc. He also served as the Training Organiser, Seva Bharati Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapgari of Paschim Medinipore district of West Bengal. He has written 15 books. He has published 70 articles in Journals of national and international repute. He is the sub-editor of "Sabuj Sona", an agricultural fortnightly and the Editor of "Bhawna", a house journal of the Eastern India Pesticides Association (EIPA), Kolkata. He visited England, attended seminars, workshops and corporate conferences of national and international status.

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Title Appropriate Technologies for Drought Prone Areas
Author B L Jana
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183210163
length 352p., Figures; Tables; Maps; References; Index;