Agriculture and Rural Development in India: A Case Study on the Dignity of Labour

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  • Author :M.L. Dewan
  • Year of Publication :2009
  • ISBN: :9788180695902
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXVII, 188
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Rural Development

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About the Book :

This book addresses various issues concerning agriculture and rural development in India, with special focus on the dignity of labour. Based on a study conducted by Dr. M.L. Dewan in Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, it provides a fascinating experience of "Dignity of Labour" camps organized in Maharashtra where agricultural universities, colleges and schools were involved in agricultural development programmes. Besides putting emphasis on soil, water and other natural resources development, India human energy experiences are used for soil and land resources evaluation, irrigation, drainage, reclamation, rural and urban composting, and in social and farm forestry. It also deals with the project approach to agriculture and general development in the country. It proposes certain plans of operation in a novel and unorthodox format, and advocates a further increase in agricultural production, use of renewable energy resources, national character building and improving national institution. A summary of state of Himalayas Report A call for Action presented by the author has been appended as well.

About Author :

Madan Lal Dewan (Ph.D., Cornell), a well-known Soil Scientist, started work on soil conservation in Damodar Valley Corporation during 1949-52. He had a distinguished career with Food and Agriculture Organisation for over three decades (1953-83). He worked as Chief of the FAO Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. He had FAO assignments  in Iran and Bulgaria and was at FAO Headquarters in Rome for 14 years. Dr. Dewan was visiting Professor and Co-ordinator of Himalayan Eco-System Programme with Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was a member of the National Land Use and Conservation Board of Government of India during 1984-87. He is founder Chairman and Trustee of Himcon and has established a Centre Himalaya Sanrakashan Ashram at Ranichauri, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Soil of Iran, Soil Conservation of Iran, Agriculture and Rural Development in India, Peoples Participation and Rejuvenation of Himalayan Environment and ten other books are amongst his published works, in addition to more than 100 papers on various aspects of soils, soil conservation, land and water development.