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Agricultural Land Drainage in India

S.K. Gupta (Editor)

Although knowledge and understanding of the causes, nature and harmful effects of excess water and salts in the root zone have tremendously increased over the last few decades, yet land and water degradation is causing decline in the productivity of these resources and also impacting the environment. Realizing that the only solution to these problems is through land drainage this book has been written to add to the scanty literature on this subject.

Contents: Preface. 1. Water logging and soil salinity problems in India/S.K. Gupta. 2. Response of crops to surface stagnation and ameliorative strategies/S.K. Gupta. 3. Design of surface drainage systems/S.K. Ambast and S.K. Gupta. 4. Drainage investigations and design of subsurface drainage systems/M.J. Kaledhonkar. 5. Guideline for drainage materials testing and envelope design/Mohan Lal, V.K. Arora, M.J. Kaledhonkar and S.K. Gupta. 6. Subsurface drainage construction, monitoring and evaluation/Mohan Lal, V.K. Arora and S.K. Gupta. 7. Subsurface drainage for land reclamation: case studies/S.K. Gupta. 8. Agricultural drainage technologies for temporary waterlogged vertisols/Ramadhar Singh and K.V. Ramana Rao. 9. Alternate drainage techniques for control of water logging/soil salinity/S.K. Gupta. 10. Reuse and disposal strategies for saline drainage effluents/D.P. Sharma…… Widespread reporting of water logging and soil salinity in irrigation commands has caused major concerns to the planners and the stakeholders.

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About the author

S.K. Gupta

Dr. S.K. Gupta (b. 1945) passed M.Sc. (Physics) 1967, M.Ed. in 1971 and obtained Ph.D. Degree in Education in 1974 – all from the University of Kurukshetra. A senior University teacher having nearly two decades of professional standing, he is on the Panel of Experts for Reviewing books for the reputed Journals. A prolific writer, he has five well acclaimed scholarly books to his credit including Guidance an Counselling in Indian Education (1985), Exploring Mental Abilities for Science Talent (1990). Currently Dr. gupta is a Reader in Education at the North Eastern Hill University, Nagaland Campus, Kohima.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agricultural Land Drainage in India
Author S.K. Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183213340, 9788183213349
length 308p., Illustrations; Maps; 25cm.