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Buffalo Production Under Different Climatic Regions

S S Kundu (Editor) A K Mishra (Editor) P S Pathak (Editor)

India is a country of rich resources and is catapulted to have its rightful place among developed nations soon. Agriculture is a livelihood of about 65 per cent people and livestock is part and parcel of it; contribute 26 per cent of gross domestic product and accounts for about 18 per cent of export. India is richest in bovine population, highest in milk production, and buffalo is major milch animal of the country. To further advance, the animal agriculture in general and buffalo production in particular through balanced feeding, appropriate breeding, management and health care, a regional focus becomes inevitable. The present book illustrates a paradigm to integrated buffalo production with fifteen agro-climatic regions of this Vast country. On each region there has to be a separate, specific know how dovetailing peculiar needs of the people of the region for equitable and sustainable growth of buffalo industry in the country along with its length and breadth.

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About the authors

S S Kundu

Dr. S S Kundu is currently Principal Scientist and Head, Plant animal Relationship Divison at IGFRI, Jhansi (U.P.). He has over 28 yeaers of experience in the field of ruminant nutirition research. He was instrumental in initiating and shaping the work on feed technology, developing the feed bloc technology and feed microscopy for quality assurance. Dr. Kundu has undergon advanced training in the field of ruminant nutrition at the Netherlands and U.K. He is pioneer workers in the field of carbohydrate, protein fractionations of animalfeeds in the country. In addition to books on "Buffalo Production Under Different Climatic Regions, Animal Feed Technology, Complete Feed Block", he has more than 150 research publications in the Journal of National and International repute. He has guided many post graduate and Ph.D. students at NDRI, Karnal. He is Vice President (Animal Nutrition Society of India), and also life member of eight scientific socieities.

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P S Pathak

Dr. P S Pathak after studies at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, started his career as a lecture and has 36 years of research experience in the field of Agroforestry, Agrosilvipoastoral systems, Silvipastoral systems, Growth and porduction midelin gof trees, Wasteland reclamation and development, Range management. he served as Assistand Director General (Agro forestry), ICAR, New Delhi from 1996-2000. Dr. Pathak coordinated the TPN-2 network project on agro forestry and soil conservation of CCD of the United Nations where 5 institutes of IAR were involved. He was associated with the development of an IDRC, Canada supported project proposal on Silvipastral System of Production for Development of Degraded lands in Bundelkhand region. He is President RMSI and Portfolio Holder of anumber of scientific societies and fellow of National Institute of Ecology and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Pathak visited 16 countries for attending international meeting, workshops and field trips related to Agroforestry, Multipurpose Trees and Shrubs development, Grassland management, Development oriented research in agricultural and development of degraded lands. He is recipient of ICAR Team Research Award for outstanding research in the area of agricultural sciences in the year 2002. He has almost 265 research publications including 16 books and 2 books authored to his credit. Currently, as Director of Indian Grassland and fodder Research Institue, Jhansi. He is guiding and managing research in the area of forage production and its utilization in the country since July 2000.

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Title Buffalo Production Under Different Climatic Regions
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2004
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181890655
length xii+534p., Illustrations; Tables; Maps; 25cm.