Drought Management and Desertification Control: Still Miles to Go
by Dhir, R P & Kisamba Mugerwa
Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2021
ISBN : 9789390259311
Price : Rs 7695.00
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Desertification is land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities. This process has already affected one sixth of the world's population, 70% of all dry lands of ~3.6 billion hectares, and one quarter of the total land area of the world. The most obvious impact of desertification, in addition to widespread poverty, is the degradation of 3.3 billion hectares of the total area of rangeland, constituting
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Contents Preface vii Dr. R.P. Dhir (India) and Dr. Kisamba Mugerwa (Uganda) Introduction xi Prof. (Dr.) Arun P. Kulshreshtha Director General, NAM S&T Centre (India) 1. Is Groundwater Table Depleting in Barind Tracts Over Time? 1 Md. Shafiqul Islam, Mahbuba Nasreen and Hamidul Huq (Bangladesh) 2. Desertification Perspectives: A Case Study of Indian Thar Desert 17 R.P. Dhir (India) 3. Water Management and Infrastructure Planning to Cope with Water Scarcity in Drought Prone A
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