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Forestry for the People

P.K. Sen Sarma (Editor) L.K. Jha (Editor)
Synopsis The book contains a comprehensive account of recent advances in the concept of forestry for the people and various other parameters to improve the quality of life for people through forestry related activities. This edited volume contains chapters on various facets of people oriented tree cultivation activities. Each chapter has been written by forest scientists and practising foresters so as to take care of both theoretical and practical aspects. The book inter alia deals with enrichment and rehabilitation of degraded soil through planting of appropriate Nitrogen-Fixing Tree (NFTs) species and Multi-Purpose Tree (MPTs) species, soil and water conservation, technology of improving quality of soil in salt affected lands, environmental amelioration through tree planting in both urban and rural areas, biological reclamation of extensive mine-spoil area, rehabilitation of Jhum (shifting cultivation) related degraded lands and alternatives to Jhuming, managements of social forestry plantations including pests and disease management etc. Chapters have been written by authors who are acknowledged leaders in their specialised areas. The book will, therefore, be useful for foresters, planters, Panchayats and other rural institutions, extension workers for integrated rural development, private entrepreneurs, students, scholars and teachers of social forestry, agroforestry, soil conservationists, environmentalists, miners etc. The technologies discussed are also applicable to other South-Asian countries
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About the author

P.K. Sen Sarma

Prof. P.K. Sen Sarma has been carrying out education research and extension in the forestry sector for the last four decades. He is considered and acknowledged authority in his field of research. He held high positions at the Forest research Institute/Colleges, Dehra Dun such as senior research Officer, Forest Entomologist, Director Biological research, etc. He also headed Forest research laboratory (renamed Institute of Wood science and technology), Bangalore. After his superannuation in 1987 from the Forest research Institute and Colleges Dehra Dun he was re-employed as dean, faculty of Forestry, Birsa Agril. University, Ranchi from where he retired in 1991. Presently Dr. Sen Sarma is an Emeritus scientist, Centre of Wasteland Development, NEHU Shillong. In recognition of his meritorious and outstanding research in the forestry sector Prof. Sen Sarma, was elected as fellow of National Academy of sciences, India, Indian Academy of sciences, Indian Academy of Wood sciences, Entomological Society of India, etc. he is also member of a large number of scientific societies/academies, etc. He was Sectional President, Indian science Congress Association for the year 1987-1988. He was/is associated with several committees etc. if Govt. of India and allied organizations. He is currently member, scientific panel in agroforestry of Indian Council of Agril. Research, Member, Peers committee, central Building research Institute, Roorkee (an organization under Council of scientific and Industrial re-Search), member, management Committee, Indian Lac research Institute, Ranchi, Panel referee for research Projects submitted to Council of Scientific and industrial research (CSIR), Indian Council of Agricultural research (ICAR), department of science and technology (DST), Government of India etc. Prof. Sen Sharma is a well travelled person and visited several Universities in Europe and America for Scientific research and delivering lectures. Prof. Sen Sharma has so far published 215 scientific papers in various noted periodicals in India and abroad. He also authored five books. He is also the Hony. Chief Editor of Annals of Entomology and International journal of Entomology.

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Bibliographic information

Title Forestry for the People
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.11.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8131304549
length xiv+412p., 21 Figures; 46 Tables; 27 B/w Plates