Watershed development for rainfed areas: Concept, principles, and approaches

Wani, S P and Venkateswarlu, B and Sharda, V N (2011) Watershed development for rainfed areas: Concept, principles, and approaches. In: Integrated Watershed Management in Rainfed Agriculture. CRC Press(Taylor & Francis), London, UK, pp. 53-86. ISBN 978-0-415-88277-4

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Land, water, and vegetation are the natural resources, which provide food, feed, fiber, and fuel needs for the survival of human beings. However, the growing biotic pressure and overexploitation of the natural resources are leading to their accelerated degradation, resulting in reduced productivity. The sustainable management of natural resources is the key for the sustenance and well-being of human beings. Water is a finite resource and an elixir of life; however, water is becoming scarce due its overexploitation to meet the demands of the ever increasing demographic pressure. Agriculture is a major consumer (75–80%) of water for food production globally.......................

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Watershed Management
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 13:17
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2011 03:19
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3567
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