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Mountain Technology Agenda: Status, Gaps and Possibilities

Anil P. Joshi (Editor) Sunil K. Agarwal (Editor) Rakesh Kumar (Editor)
Synopsis Mountains are a source of clean water, glaciers, rivers and streams. They also render air, forest and soil, etc. Mountain Technology Agenda: Status, Gaps and Possibilities analyses the role technology plays in developmental process for managing resources and enhancing livelihoods of communities in mountain areas. This work by eminent scientists, engineers and activists highlights the endeavours that have impacted on people. It highlights work of selected S&T institutions, R&D Labs and field-based agencies in the area of natural resource management, energy, agriculture, water management and integrated village development. It provides practical solutions and lessons from case studies and developmental projects. The introductory section provides an overview of the need for mountain development and creation of sustainable livelihoods through appropriate technological interventions. The next section draws extensively on highly relevant case studies focusing on innovative approaches for establishing and sustaining participation, good strategies for adoptive R&D and challenges for development. Third section captures some of the technologies / technology packages developed and appropriated as per location specific needs by S&T institutions and developmental field groups having relevance for creation of sustainable livelihoods and development in mountain areas. This book will serve planners, policy makers and members of the civil society. It will initiate partnerships among different stakeholder for socially responsible and environmentally sustainable development through available green technological options as well as further refinement, development and upgradation of technologies and approaches. This is essential reading for all those involved with natural resource management, environmental studies, biodiversity, community development and technology based developmental work.
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About the authors

Anil P. Joshi

Dr. Anil P. Joshi has been a postgraduate teacher of Botany in college at Kotdwara, Uttaranchal. He is a founder of HESCO, Dehradun, a science based voluntary organization of scientists, engineers and community working in the field of technology upgradation and appropriation for the mountains. He has published 80 research papers, 7 books, and many numbers of popular articles. He has been working to popularize science in villages and has also developed many innovative technologies. His mission of rural technologies, rural resource and rural market has established deep roots in mountain areas. His philosophy of rural development target to rural resources based trade.

Sunil K. Agarwal

Sunil K. Agarwal is a scientist in Science & Society Division of Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi. He has published several research papers and popular articles mainly on rural technology and development based on field experiences in implementing need based projects at the grassroots level providing innovative S&T solutions with systems approaches relating to different sectors of rural economy particularly in the areas of natural resource management. His interest in mountain technology development for sustainable livelihood development has earned him experience in mountain environment and ecology.

Rakesh Kumar

Dr. Rakesh Kumar is a scientist in HESCO, Dehradun. He has published 2 books and several research papers. His experience in rural development is of 15 years. He has worked on various projects related to development and dissemination of hill specific rural technologies and land use models for capacity building and to empower mountain community specifically in Uttaranchal region.

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Bibliographic information

Title Mountain Technology Agenda: Status, Gaps and Possibilities
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 812110517X
length xx+522p., Plates; Tables; Maps; 24cm.