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Potentialities and Prospects of Livestock Development

M.K. Khandelwal (Author) Mukesh Yadav (Author)
Synopsis Animal husbandry plays a significant role and rapidly growing section in rural economy in supplementary income of rural households, particularly the landless, small and marginal farmers. It also provides subsidiary occupation in semi urban areas for people living in hilly, tribal and drought prone areas where farming may not sustain the family. India's animal wealth is both large and varied. It accounts for 57 per cent of the world's buffalo population and 15 per cent of the cattle population. The country has the largest number of livestock in the world. Animal render extremely useful service in our transport system and millions of world population. Several industries are solely dependent on animal products for raw materials. The quality of animals has improved and the amount of production of animal products has increased considerably in recent years, though we are still far below the level of development in the western countries in both.
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About the author

M.K. Khandelwal

M.K. Khandewal, Head Department of Geography, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in a specialist in Livestock and Dairy Development, integrated Rural Are development, Urban Geography and Research methodology. He has published a number of research papers and books. He supervised many Ph.D. Thesis, conducted Several Research project Successfully and edited Changing Contours of Arid Ecology, Rasasthan University Studies in Geography, Arid Ecology-Resources, Hazards and Rural Development Policies. He has attended and organized many academic conferences, oriental and refresher courses. He is a life member of national and international academic committees, societies viz. Asian Environmental Council National Association of Geographer5s India, Indian Institute of Geomorphologist, Geographical Society of India, Institute of Indian Geographers, Rajasthan Geographers Association.

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Bibliographic information

Title Potentialities and Prospects of Livestock Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.11.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher RBSA Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8176114014
length xiv+214p., Tables; Figures.