Dimensions of Wasteland Development

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  • Author :H.R. Yadav
  • Year of Publication :1989
  • ISBN: :9788170222644
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 407
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, out of print

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About the Book :

The increasing requirement of food and fuel for the population as well as increasing use of raw materials for the industry are leading to the environment degradation and rapid expansion of wastelands which cannot be checked unless timely efforts are made. Out of the total landmass of 328 million hectares India has about 175 million hectares of degraded surface. The satellite imagery, too, indicates that we are losing about 1.3 million hectares of forest per year. A National Seminar on Wastelands Development was organised by the Association for Wastelands Development in October. 1986 in New Delhi to discuss and evaluate the strategies at the policy and implementation levels for successful completion of the schemes of environmental protection, afforestation and prevention as well as reclamation of wastelands included in the 20 point programme. This volume contains the papers presented by the participants in the Seminar. The papers. fall into six major concerns. This relate to the concept and problems of wastelands. mapping, remedial measures and reclamation of wastelands as well as the economics of wasteland reclamation and planning of wasteland development. The book should prove immensely useful to students, researchers and workers in agricultural planning. For governmental and public agencies engaged in wasteland development. the book should serve as an important source of reference.

About Author :

Hridai R. Yadav obtained degrees of M.Phil., Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, worked with CSIR, Government of India as Research Associates and Pool Scientist for eight years, having authored 13 Books and 73 Research Papers. He has completed 104 Action Research and Development Project supported by the Government. He has been the Member of the National Wastelands Development Board, Government of India and nominated as U.G.C. Observer to oversee the selection process from Reader to Professor in the Universities and UGC nominated Member in the Board of Management of the Autonomous Institute of Engineering and Technology (GBTU), Lucknow. He is also the Member, Board of Management of Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University, Bhopal. H.R. Yadav has been the Members of various Government and Autonomous Institutions and Universities besides being Founder Member-Secretary-Director of the Institute of Wastelands Reclamation and Rural Development (1990) and Institute of Science and Technology for Rural Development (1994) and UGC accredited and supported RIWARD Post Graduate College, Hanumanganj, Sultanpur, U.P. Presently he is engaged in the implementation of Rural Health, Agro-Afforestation on the Patta Banjar Lands for MNREGA beneficiaries and Women Empowerment through Self-Help Groups in Amethi.