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Natural Resource Conservation: Emerging Issues & Future Challenges

M. Madhu (Editor) Praveen Jakhar (Editor) P.P. Adhikary (Editor) H.C. Hombe Gowda (Editor) V.N. Sharda (Editor) P.K. Mishra (Editor) M.K. Khan (Editor)

There is a growing awareness to the role that natural resources, such as water, land, forests and environmental amenities play in everyone lives. There are many competing uses for natural resources and society is challenged to manage them for improving social well-being on sustainable basis. The book entitled Natural Resource Conservation : Emerging Issues and Future Challenges has contains commissioned articles by experts in various fields in six major sections, viz., Natural resources inventorization, Climate change effects adaptation and mitigation strategies. Conservation technologies for livelihood and environmental security livelihood security and watershed management regional experiences and future thrust and socio economic and policy issues. The chapters in each section are multidisciplinary and covering a wide range of information for better understanding of the diverged problems in the field of Natural Resource Management which includes degradation of resources. Climate change bio-diversity remote sensing and GIS, Soil and water conservation, water resource development land use and land cover, watershed management community participation in resource management, sustainable agriculture and food security, socio-economical aspects, regional experiences etc. The contributions on this document pertain to leading technologists and scientists, planners, administrator, policy makers, program implementing official etc. The each section provides up-dated information and future challenges to achieve desired goals of food and environmental security through resource conservation. The book is intended for those who interested in judicious management of natural resources for sustainable development to meet demands of the growing population.

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About the author

P.K. Mishra

Dr. Prabodh Kumar Mishra (born: 1937), Ph.D., D. Litt., former Professor of History at the Sambalpur University, is a reputed scholar of Indology and an expert on Orissan history and culture. Associated with various prestigious societies and organizations like the Indian History Congress and Numismatic Society of India, he has been the President of the Orissa History Congress for the Year 1986-87 and 1995-96; and Vice-President of the South Indian History Congress for 1982-84. A Ford Foundation scholar in India, Senior ICHR and UGC Fellow, Prof. Mishra has written a number of books which include Political History of Orissa (1979); Madhusudan Das, His Speeches (1980); Evolution of Orissa and Her Culture (1984); Culture, Tribal History and Freedom Movement (1987); Heritage of India (2 Vols.); Aspects of Indian History and Historiography. His recent works are Archaeology of Mayurbhanj (1996); Compreh3ensivde History and Culture of Orissa (2 Vols. 1997); Studies in Hindu and Buddhist Art (1999); and Changing Pattern of Political Culture (2000).

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Title Natural Resource Conservation: Emerging Issues & Future Challenges
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.09.2013
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381226667
length xx+984p., Illustrations; Maps; 25cm.