Your cart is empty empty bag

Free Delivery Worldwide on orders over $50


Desert, Drought and Development: Studies in Resource Management and Sustainability

Rakesh Hooja (Editor) Rajendra Joshi (Editor)
Synopsis Life in arid desert lands is a perpetual struggle where consequences of lack of proper resource management can be very grave. Each generation has to adapt to desert life. While modern science and technology has opened up new possibilities, the abandoning of traditional and time-tested practices and social organizations can be fraught with dangers. The articles of this volume, put under five broad sections--the human resource, land use and land-based activities, water utilization and desert irrigation, livestock and animal husbandry, and a footnote from history--look at how humans and the desert have interacted over the ages using traditional and community-based solutions and governmental interventions. Contributions from scholars and administrators provide a cross section of problems being faced in the arid and semi-arid environments and the solutions evolved in the past as well as being attempted today. While the case studies from the state of Rajasthan form the core of the volume, it is targeted at all those interested in resource management, development and sustainability in desert areas.
Read more
48.60 43.74 $ 54.00 $
Free delivery Wolrdwidе in 10-18 days Ships in 2-4 days from New Delhi Membership for 1 Year $35.00
Get it now and save 10%
Members SAVE 10% every day
About the author

Rakesh Hooja

Rakesh Hooja is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi. His earlier prominent assignments in the government of Rajasthan include Area Development Commissioner, Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Secretary, Command Area Development and Water Utilisation and Commissioner, Agriculture Development Project. He has written extensively in his areas of interest like land and water management decentralized and district planning, rural development, participatory irrigation management, watershed management and development administration.

Write a review
Reviews 0in total

Bibliographic information

Title Desert, Drought and Development: Studies in Resource Management and Sustainability
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170333585
length 386p., Tables; Figures.