Perspectives in Resource Management in Developing Countries (Vol. 4: Land Appraisal and Development)

Perspectives in Resource Management in Developing Countries
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Overview

  • Author :Baleshwar Thakur
  • Year of Publication :2009
  • ISBN: :9788180696190
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVI, 566
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Developmental Studies, International Studies, Reference Work

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About the Book :

This series, planned in fourteen volumes, provides scientific knowledge on natural resources in developing countries for their rational and sustainable development. Explaining theory and techniques of resource management, it identifies the key issues and responses of renewable as well as non-renewable resources.
The major themes covered in the series include relationship between population, resources and development; ecological degradation of land; land appraisal and development, soil deterioration and conservation; water supply and quality, water management, groundwater assessment, bio resource depletion and conservation; environmental hazards; scenic resources and tourism, energy resources; degrading atmospheric resources; and integrated watershed development. Its first four volumes are already brought out and some more are in the pipeline.
This volume, containing 28 papers, addresses the key issues concerning land appraisal and development. Taking a close look at some general considerations for land evaluation, it discusses at length the concept, method and application of terrain evaluation.
The contributors also deliberate on land evaluation for agriculture, land capability classification, wasteland inventory, classification of terrain, bio-physical characteristics of land, ecological and economic principles of land utilization, land resource management, sustainable development, resource potential for agriculture development, economics of conserving degraded land, wetland management, and urban land use and development strategies, urban land use policies in India have been examined as well.


About Author :


Baleshwar Thakur is the former Head of the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and former ViceChancellor of Lalit Narain Mithila University, Darbhanga, India.