DESERT, DROUGHT & DEVELOPMENT: Studies in Resource Management and Sustainability

By: Rakesh Hooja & Rajendra Joshi (Eds.)

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Life in arid desert lands in 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 from the core of the volume, it is targeted at all those interested in resource management, development and sustainability in desert areas. Printed Pages: 386.

Title: DESERT, DROUGHT & DEVELOPMENT: Studies in Resource Management and Sustainability

Author Name: Rakesh Hooja & Rajendra Joshi (Eds.)

Categories: India, Education,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 1999

ISBN: 817033358X

ISBN 13: 9788170333586

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701802

Keywords: DESERT, DROUGHT & DEVELOPMENT: Studies in Resource Management and Sustainability Rakesh Hooja & Rajendra Joshi (Eds.)