Natural Resources Management and Livelihood Security: Survival Strategies and Sustainable Policies
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About the Book :
Caring for the earth as the underlying emphasis, the papers in this volume deal with the conservation, management and development of natural resources, pertaining to agriculture, livestock and water resources development. The issues involved here have been seen by the experts in the context of social, economic and technical measures, aimed at sustainability at local, regional and national levels. The contributions advocate survival strategies and sustainable policies that are needed to save the mankind and our planet in the new millennium.
About Author :
K.V. Sundaram is Founder & Chairman of Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation, dealing with earth-care policies, tuned to the Third World Countries. Formerly, Chief Technical Adviser FAO/UN and the Indian Planning Commission and Consultant to several UN Organisations. His publications include 15 books and more than 160 research papers. A Regional Development Planner by profession, his technical expertise covers urban and regional planning, rural area development, multilevel planning, eco-development and human resources development.
Mrityunjay Mohan Jha received his Masters in Geography, M.Phil and Ph.D. in food security from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has five books and about a dozen research papers to his credit. He has worked with national level institutes, reputed organizations and Consulting Groups. He is providing consultancy in the areas of resettlement, rehabilitation and social development.
Madaswamy Moni is a senior technocrat at National Informatics Centre (Department of Information Technology, Government of India) currently working as Deputy Director General. With more than 24 years of professional experience he has held several prestigious assignments. He pioneered to establish the District Information System of National Informatics Centre in 27 sectors of importance. His forte is ICT Diffusion and Infusion for achieving sustainable agricultural and rural development in India. He has been propagating an integrated approach to ICT and agricultural, and rural and backward area development. He is the General Secretary of the Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation and has written several papers and edited over six books. His research interests span over a wide area of agricultural economics and informatics, micro-level planning, regional and sustainable development, information support systems and networking, decision support system and fusion of technologies for increased agricultural productivity.