Environment Agriculture and Poverty (In 3 Volumes)

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About the Book :

Future of humanity is at a critical juncture, as the population continues to grow at a high rate in most of the regions surrounding South Asia, which is characterized as high level of poverty, low level of agricultural productivity and world's most food deficit region. The looming shortage of basic needs has compelled the man to irrational exploitation of his immediate surrounding, i.e., natural resources available which has adversely affected the environment. The regional dimensions of environ-mental degradation are also very dangerous for their inhabitants. As we have realized with shrinking of world, that the degradation and damage of the environment in one region or country has affected others and the problems have to be tackled on a global and regional scale. So, there is a need and necessity to think globally and act locally. In view of situation prevailing in the region surrounding South Asia, the papers in three volumes deal with the themes such as land resource-constraints and potential, technology transfer (remote sensing and GIS) inland resource utilization, regional environment policies, legal and institutional framework for environment protection and regional cooperation.

About Author :

Ali Mohammad (b. 1946) is a distinguished author and teacher. An M.A. and Ph.D. from the Aligarh Muslim University, his field of specialization is economic geography. As a senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, he has had many opportunities for handling various research projects on the problems of the Indian agricultural development. Dr. Mohammad has to his credit numerous research papers and many books including Situation of Agriculture Food and Nutrition in Rural India (Concept, 1978) and Dynamics of Agricultural Development in India (Concept, 1979). Currently, Dr. Ali Mohammad is a Reader Centre for west Asian Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

S.H. Siddiqui, Senior Reader, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P.

Abdul Munir is a distinguished teacher and author. He joined the Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University as Reader in 1989. Presently he is Senior Professor in the Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Prof. Munir has a wide ranging interest in many branches of Geography but specializes in Agricultural Geography, Urban Geography, Settlement Geography and Quantitative Geography. Prof. Munir is teaching geography to post-graduate students and supervising research studies. He has contributed numerous research papers in the field of Applied Geography in the journals of National and International repute. He has authored and edited several volumes on Agriculture, Environment and Poverty.

Rocket Ibrahim, Director, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi.