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Drought is a natural hazard characterized by lower than expected or lower than normal rainfall having slow but widespread impact. This book focus on drought management and mitigation in agriculture and allied sectors. The chapters cover Basic concepts, assessment, monitoring, forecasting, early warning, vulnerability and adaptation to drought and mitigation and management strategies. Management of different land use systems under drought and finally socio economic impact and livelihood issues of drought are also focussed. It would be useful to a wide range of stakeholders, i.e. planners, researchers, students and interested public. This will also serve as text book as well as supplementary reading for courses in agronomy, ecology, geography and agro meteorology besides administration and disaster management units.soNormal style='margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:5.0pt; margin-left:0in;tab-stops:33.7pt'>7. Socio-Economic IssuesAnnexure I. World Distribution of Salt Affected Areas Annexure II. Conversion Tables Annexure III. Chemical Composition of Pyrites (Percent) Glossary of Terms References Subject Index n to the literature on this subject. In our view the information contained in this book would be handy to field practitioners in the Government Departments and NGOs to plan and undertake large sodic land reclamation projects. Since the basic principles and practices have been very well elucidated, the book can be used as a text book in agricultural and engineering colleges. It can also be used as a source material in training programs being organized by various scientific organizations. We believe that the book would prove to be a handy reference resource to all those interested in sustainable irrigated agriculture for the food and nutritional security of the nation.

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General Information  
Author(s)Kumar S
PublisherScientific Publishers
Edition1st Edition
ISBN9789386102393
Pages268
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2017