Sustainable Development and Earthcare: Searching for Policy Initiatives

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Overview

  • Author :K.V. Sundaram, Mrityunjay M. Jha, P.S. Tiwari
  • Year of Publication :2009
  • ISBN: :9788180696527
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXX, 354
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, Sustainable Development

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About the Book :

This collection of twenty papers, presented at the 2nd International Conference of Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation, addresses a variety of issues concerning sustainable development and earthcare. Focussing on earthcare policy, man-environment relations, sustainable livelihoods and agriculture, and water resource management, the contributors deliberate on the emerging challenges for population and environment, integrated traditional and scientific agriculture, land use, impact of ecological resources on urban areas, influence of soil degradation on soil properties, sustainable agriculture, agro and rural industries, and ecological security.


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.

Prem Shankar Tiwari obtained his Ph.D. in Urban Geography from Banaras Hindu University in 1969 and got advanced training in Regional Planning at the Settlement Study Center, Rehovot, Israel in 1979. He joined the teaching profession at Azamgarh in 1956 and later on moved to Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Pratapnagar, Mysore and finally to the University of Madras in 1976. He also had a short stay at Osmania University, Hyderabad. Also, he has worked as Editor, Indian Geographical Journal; General Secretary, Indian Geographical Society; Editor, Annals of the Association of Geographers, India (NAGI); and as President, NAGI. His research contributions have been in the fields of Agricultural/Rural Development, Regional Planning, Natural Resource Management and Population Issues.