Sprinkler Irrigation and Agricultural Development in Drought Prone Ecosystem: A Case Study of Haryana

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  • Author :Noor Mohammad
  • Year of Publication :2016
  • ISBN: :9789351252245
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XX, 172
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Developmental Studies, Geography

About the Book :

The present study is the outcome of the UGC research project “Impact of Sprinkler Irrigation on Agriculture Development in Drought Prone Areas of Haryana” awarded to Prof. Mohammad under UGC Emeritus Fellowship scheme. It focuses on impact of sprinkler irrigation on agricultural development and consequently on socio-economic transformation in the desert ecosystem with special reference to water drought prone areas of Haryana. The study is based on primary and secondary data. The secondary data have been obtained from various Govt., semi-Govt., NGOs, and websites, while the primary data have been collected from 465 respondents selected from 13 villages. The study is divided into 9 chapters dealing with introduction, data base, identification and delimitation of drought prone areas of Haryana, sources and pattern of irrigation, pattern of land use, agriculture development and socio-economic transformation. The study will be of immense value to the scholar of different disciplines and politicians, specially those who are interested in desert eco-system. It will also help administrators, and policy-makers in planning the development of irrigation system for agriculture development and socio-economic transformation and for evolving better strategies for food security system.

About Author :

Noor Mohammad, (b. 1942), after obtaining his M.A. degree in Geography from the University of Gorakhpur with a first class first, joined Aligarh Muslim University in 1965 as a Junior Research Fellow. He was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in 1969 and joined Kirori Mal College in the same year. Since 1976. Prof. Mohammad is associated with the Delhi School of Economics as Lecturer, Reader, Professor, Head of the Department and Co-ordinator UGC-SAP and is teaching geography to post-graduate and supervising research studies in the Department of Geography. Eight scholars have been admitted to Ph.D. degrees and about 40 scholars have been awarded M.Phil. degrees under his supervision. Prof. Mohammad is actively engaged in research in the field of agricultural geography, landuse and planning and population geography and has published more than 5 dozen research papers in many scholarly referred journals. His books Agricultural Landuse in India and Caste and Primary Occupations : A Geographical Analysis have been very well received and have won wide acclaim in Indian and foreign universities. Prof. Mohammad has edited Perspectives in Agricultural Geography (in Five Volumes) and New Dimensions in Agricultural Geography (in Eight Volumes) under Concept International series in Geography which has been well taken the world over.