Forest Resource, Economy and Environment
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About the Book :
A few decades back Uttar Pradesh was full of natural vegetation and fauna but now the conditions have markedly changed, and that too for the worse. Considering forest as one of the major environment components, the authors in this study have tried to portray some major aspects, viz., spatial distribution, economics, depletion of forest resources and its consequences on environment and finally its management in regional perspective of Uttar Pradesh. The presentation has been simplified with the help of maps and diagrams. The book will be of much interest to geographers, resource ecologists and managers, planners and decision makers.
About Author :
A.K. Singh is Assistant Professor (Agriculture) at North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management, Tezpur, Assam. He did his M.Sc. from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, and Ph. D. from Visva Bharati Santiniketan. He is a recipient of University Fellowship, Department of Atomic Energy Fellowship and National Agricultural Technology Project Fellowship. He has published 16 research papers in national and international journals of repute and attended several seminars.
Dr. V.K. Kumra (b. 1954), Reader in Geography, Banaras Hindu University, took his M. Sc. (1975) and Ph. D. (1978) from B.H.U. He has published a number of books and research papers on environmental issues. Dr. Kumra has been recipient of Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship during 1989-90 at the University of Cambridge, U.K.
Jagadish Singh (b. 1952) is a Senior Lecturer in Geography, Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Singh has to his credit about two dozen research papers and four books including a monograph on Upper Damodar Valley. His major fields of interest are Settlement Geography and Environmental Studies. Recently he has been to Japan and U.K. in connection with conferences on Environmental Aspects.