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Jal Prabandhan Aur Paristhitikiya Vikas
Ved Prakash Meena
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Ecosystems and Climate Change
S. K. BanerjeeT.K. Mishra
Global climate change is a reality and it influences many complex and interrelated physical and biological systems. Recent climate change has already begun to affect species’ geographic ranges. The interaction between global climate change and regional de ..more


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Disaster Management and Risk Reduction
Vishwambhar Prasad Sati
Disaster management and risk reduction is a comprehensive term and a burning topic particularly in the present span of time when the Earth is largely being affected by the severe hazards caused by the dominance of internal and external forces. The intensi ..more


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Climate Change and Crop Production
J.C. DagarA. ArunachalamA.K. Singh
Climate change refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. Either way, the climate system is extremely complex and relatively poorly understood. This is notably so in terms of extent, tim ..more


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Masalon ki Kheti
S.C. KalwarP. Chaudhary
हिंदी ..more


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Domestic Waste Management
S. AgarwalL. Arora
In the present era of fast developing civilization, generation of waste is a major problem. Out of this waste, domestic waste contributes maximum part of it. Due to the lack of awareness, waste management is a serious problem. Domestic waste causes foul smell and allows breeding of various types of insects, spread communicable diseases and environmental pollution. To solve this problem there is an urgent need to increase the awareness regarding waste management. This enhanced awareness will lead to improvement in their waste management practices and this will ultimately reduce the burden of waste management on Municipal Corporation. This book attempts to increase the knowledge, attitude and practices of students regarding waste management and finally solve the problem of waste management. ..more


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Disaster Management
R. Dangi
This book brings a paradigm shift in approach to Disaster Management. The book explore the nature of disasters globally and tries to capture the precautionary approach of disaster management. Disaster Management is a vast and detailed subject and the book covers all the aspects related to this field. The book cenceptualizes the birth and evolution of disaster management as an inevitable area of study. Disasters are as old as human history but the dramatic increase and the damage caused by them in the recent past have become a cause of national and international concern. The book analysis the disaster management cycle and covers all the phases in detailed manner. Disasters history have had significant impact on the numbers, health status and life style of populations. The book elaborates the subject of Disaster Management as call of the day and as an unavoidable approach throughout the world. The subject is not only discussed in International perspective but also in context to India. Disaster Management has become part and parcel of our society and its coverage area is widened through this study. The book emphasizes multilevl, multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary approach to Disaster Management and forsee it as a Holistic Approach. ..more


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Water: The Epic Struggle for 21st Century
B.C. Jat
Water nurtures life, without which human beings would perish. It has acquired a new meaning beyond its traditional uses for irrigation, navigation, municipal, industrial and hydropower. It has come to be associated with a certain kind of life style-entertainment, sports, and leisure. Yet water shortages are already a fact of life for millions of people around the world. Indeed, estimates predict severe water scarcity and related crises by 2030. Water demands are increasing, ground water levels are decreasing, surface water supplies are increasingly contaminated, and delivery and treatment infra-structures are aging. This book will give you the real picture of what’s happening on the earth with regard to water availability, consuming pattern, increasing demand, scaring water resources and management strategy for twenty first century. It is hope that the book will be of immense help to scholars of Geography & environment, researchers, analysts, academicians, policy makers and implementers. ..more


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Jaiv Vividhata
H.K. Khatri
हिंदी हिंदी ..more


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Bio-Resouces Management in India
A.K. KandyaJ.P.N. Pandeya
Biological Resources of a huge variety are available to the mankind since his origin and man has been using them for various purposes and growing them traditionally. He has increased their production many folds due to improved technologies. However, the exploding human population is creating severe crisis of several bio-resources. It is only the wise and planned management of these bio-resources which may lead to their un-interrupted supply. Articles in this book are focused deeply on the management of different bioresources, viz. food crops, forests, fodder, non-timber-forest-produce, medicinal plants, weeds and microbes etc. Some of them were presented in a National Seminar organized at the Government Girls Post Graduate Autonomous College at Sagar during 26-27 March 2011, but others have been written specially for this volume. Most papers are broad-based monographs but some are specific case studies, viz. cultivation and management of Pan (Piper betle) leaves, and Scientific harvesting of Achar (Buchanania lanzan) fruits for sustainable management. Thus, the book becomes very useful for Policy makers, Planners, Administrators, Researchers, Teachers and Students. The list of prominent contributors includes the names of Prof. Kailash Paliwal, Prof. M.D. Kharya, Prof. J.P.N. Pandeya, Dr. Pratibha Bhatnager, Dr. S.A. Faruqui, Dr. H.C. Jain, Dr. N. Kango, Dr. S.M. Kurmvanshi and Prof. A.K. Kandya. ..more


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Indian Forest and Forestry
R. Balyani
Forest plays a significant role in the overall balance of carbon in the atmosphere mitigating or exacerbating the effects of global warming. Forest carbon sequestration can potentially reduce the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. They influence climate change largely by affecting the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. When forests grow, carbon is removed from the atmosphere and absorbed in wood, leaves and soil. This book presents various aspects of Forest and Forestry with respect to Indian Economy. The subject matter of Forest and Forestry included in the present book covers wide range of topics from Forest Policy, Forest Resources, Forest Based Industries, Ecotourism, Climate Changes and Forest Economy in detail. This book contains 10 research papers by authors from all regions of India. It is expected that the book will be highly useful for students, scholars, professors, planners, policy makers and Government in preparing future programmes for Indian Forest and Forestry. ..more


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Environmental Threat, Resource Depletion and Sustainable Development
S. K. BanerjeeR. Sett
In nature, natural resources might be renewable or non-renewable; use of either of these forms beyond their rate of replacement is considered to be resource depletion. Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generation, thereby involving the environment, local people and the future. The environmental problems throughout the world are growing rapidly due to growing population as well as rapid industrialization resulting environmental degradation of resources. The present book incorporates critical articles of various aspects of environmental threat, and their possible mitigation, the causes and effects of’ natural resource depletion and subsequent management strategies involving local people so that the needs can be met not only for the present but also for future generation. The book includes articles on: Global warming—A serious threat to the planet earth; Acid rain—An invisible environmental threat; Non-conventional energy—Progress and prospects in India; Innovation in technology development for sustainable use of non-timber forest products for livelihood security of forest dependent communities in tropical forests; Atmospheric ozone—Life saving as well as harmful pollutant; Resource augmentation, sustainable harvesting limit and sustainable management of some commercially important plant species; Sustainability and sustainable harvesting of medicinal and aromatic plants; and Biodiversity in India: Loss and conservation. This volume will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a guide for teachers, research scholars, students in the field of environmental sciences. ..more


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Jalgrahan avam Paryavaran Sanrakshan
S. C. KalwarS. Kalwar
हिंदी हिंदी ..more


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Water Resources and their Utilisation
S. C. KalwarA. Kamboj
"Water is one of the basic resources of mankind and is vital to all forms of life. Water is a biological necessity and is also of great economic significance. This being one of the basic necessities of life, Government has come out with various programmes of the supply of drinking water. The piped water supply is an economical proposition for areas with high population density. But the problem of safe drinking water assumes serious proportion when the efforts relate to the large rural populations scattered over a vast area including isolated and inaccessible habitations. This book tries to asses water resources and then utilisation in rural areas. It discusses the water resource potentiality and its utilization pattern, problem of water quality, water supply for domestic use and agriculture, impact of droughts on water supply, planning and management for sustainable development of water resources in rural areas. This book is useful for Public Health Engineering Departments, State and Central Ground Water Board, Agricultural Departments, Planners, Non-Government Organisations, Research scholars of Geography, Geology and other allied disciplines." ..more


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Water: Resouces, Management & Economic Development
P. Vashishtha
This book focuses on the interrelationship of water resources, management and economic development. It minutely analyses the status of water availability, accessibility and its uses. Further, it elaborates on various benefits like economic, health and several others, generated through water. Moreover, diverse indices like Water Poverty Index (WPI), Hydrological Water Stress Indicator (HWSI), and Social Water Scarcity Index (SWSI) have been calculated to assess the severity of water problem and also to ascertain their important determinants of water poverty and water accessibility.  ..more


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Biodiversity Conservation
B.B. HosettiA.K. Chakravarthy
The biodiversity or biological diversity is the variety of life starting from genes to ecosystems and landscapes. The detailed concepts of types of biodiversity are explained in chapter 1. Chapter 2 deals with specific details of genetic diversity. Prof. Nameer, from Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur has contributed a chapter on biodiversity and conservation of mammals (chapter 3). The number of hotspots is being increased year after year which is sad news for wild lifers. A detailed account of two hotspots of India is narrated in chapter 4. Invasive alien species are threat to local biodiversity, a detailed account on invasive alien species of tropical region is given in chapter 5. Genetically modified crops and their diversity are given in chapter 6. Agricultural crops are affected by a variety of pests. The crop protection strategies are explained in chapter 7. In a given forest ecosystem plants and insects interact and co exists. The plant nectaries and associated insects are discussed in chapter 8. Another chapter on Alien species is also incorporated (chapter 9). Studies on parasites and predators are most interesting and complex. This aspect is covered in chapter 10. Termites are the gregarious insects having the ability to devour all the cellulose containing materials. Their diversity and density are described in chapter11. Eriophid mites caused severe loss to coconut plantation in south India during the last one decade. This aspect is discussed by Prof Manjunatha of University of Agricultural Sciences, Shimoga in chapter 12. Flower-bird interactions are explained by Prof Solomon Raju in chapter 14. Chapter 15 deals with fungal biodiversity in soils of mid Western Ghats. ..more


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Water Management: Through Traditional Technologies
B. C. JatSujan Singh
Water has been harvested through traditional technologies in India since antiquity. Evidence of this tradition can be found in ancient texts, inscriptions, local traditions and archaeological remains. There is some evidence of advanced water harvesting system even from pre-historic times. The Punanas, Mahabharata, Ramayana and various Vedic, Buddhist and Jain texts contain several references to traditional water harvesting structures. This volume will give you the real picture of what’s happening in our country with regard to degradation of traditional water harvesting structures. This abbreviated volume illustrate various water related issues such as introduction and development of traditional water harvesting technologies, need of these technologies, rainwater harvesting in various regions of India, causes of degradation and need to conservation, challenges and priorities for traditional water management system. This book will be useful to policy makers, water activists, NGO’s, environmentalists geographers and young reseachers in the field of water management. ..more


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Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture
M. R. MasihB. SinghD.K. PareekC. Deo
An attempt has been made in this book to incorporate extensive and updated information regarding challenges faced by scientists, sustaining natural resources and agriculture for supporting life on this planet. The authors have made efforts to cover the practical, data based, scientific ways to use natural resources viz., crop and bio wastes, naturally occurring minerals and bio fertilizers etc. in easy to understand language. This book is a valuable compilation of most of the aspects of natural resource management in agriculture and will be helpful for students, scientist, policy makers, industrialist and progressive farmers. The contents include : • Sustainable crop production using natural resources including minerals, biofertilizers, organic waste and green manuring. • Phosphate rich organic manure in sustainable agriculture. • Use of Gypsum and Gypso compost in agriculture. • Organic based post harvest and processing technologies. • Size distribution of mineral and use of Nano Technology in natural resources management for farming. • Integrated pest management by natural resources. • Impacts on water conservation and Global warming. ..more


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Global Environmental Issues
K. Jaganmohan ReddyS. Veeraiah
The present book is designed for degree and post graduate students of all Indian universities. The book comprises various environmental problems encountering today at global level. The major environmental issues—The Green house effect, Climate change, Ozone depletion, Global warming, Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution etc, have been considered and given. The book also provide control measures of Air, Water, Soil and Noise pollution in detail. For providing environmental awareness among our people, the educational institutions have a major role to play; especially universities being centres for excellence and higher learning, they have a special responsibility to transfer pertinent knowledge on various emerging global, regional and local environmental problems to young generations so that they can develop wisdom to work for sustainable development. Keeping this in view and environmental changes the “Global Environmental Issues” has been compiled to cater to the immediate needs of the students, researchers, faculty members of Environment, Botany, Geography in India and abroad. ..more


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Environmental Impacts of Tourism
G. ParamasivanJ. Sacratees
With the number of international tourist arrivals now surpassing over 800 million people per annum and expected to reach over 1600 million by 2020, tourism has consequences for the natural environments and communities it comes into contact with. This book reflects changes in the relationship between tourism, society and the natural environment in the first decade of the new century. Alongside the updating of all statistics, environmental policy initiatives, examples and case studies new material has been added. This book is divided in four major sections which focus on different aspect of Environmental Impacts of Tourism. The first section deals the tourism and its impact on global and regional environment. The next section goes straight to the Tourism and its Impact on Natural Resources Issues. The third section reviews the Tourism and its Impact on Threats to Specific Resources. The fourth and the last section deals the Tourism and its Impact on Economy, Inland areas, Historic and Cultural Resources. The book is original in taking a holistic view of the tourism system and how it interacts with the natural environment, illustrating the positive and negative effects of this relationship, and importantly how tourism can be planned and managed to encourage natural resource conservation and aid human development. The book will give you the real picture of what’s happening in around the world with regard to tourism and environment. The present book is an attempt towards enlighting and awaking students and general readers to understand the complexities of our environment and spread the message as to what we should do and what we should not do to protect our planet earth. It is amazing as to how concerned citizens can effect the changes. It will be useful to policy makers, environmentalists, NGOs, the tourism industry, research scholars and students in the field of environmental valuation, tourism management, and all those interested in the related study. ..more


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Bioremediation of Wastes & Environmental Laws
P. C. Trivedi
Pollution is the contamination of the physical and biological components of the earth/atmosphere system to such an extent that normal environmental processes are adversely affected. Bioremediation is an option that offers the possibility to destroy or render harmless various contaminants using natural biological activity. Some examples of bioremediation technologies are bioventing, land farming, bioreactor, composting, bioaugmentation, rhizofiltration and biostimulation. The present book “Bioremediation of Wastes and Environmental Laws” incorporates articles on various aspects of pollution with special emphasis on Bioremediation, Phytoremediation and Environmental Laws of India. The book include articles on Pollution—causes, effects and solution; Microbial bioremediation of wastes; Phytoremediation—A novel approach for remediation of hazardous materials; Microbe assisted phytoremediation of fly ash and Bioremediation of waste material. A detailed chapter on Environmental laws of India provide sufficient information on the Consitutional provisions backed by a number of laws—acts, rules and notifications issued by Government of India time to time. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for cleaning the polluted environment using the green technology. Book will be useful to environmentalists, lawyers, teachers and students interested in pollution management. ..more


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Arid Ecology
Resources, Hazards and Rural Development Policies

S. C. Kalwar
This book focusses attention on the varied physico-cultural and socio-economic resources,and the development and policies that eventually transformed the region from a developing stage to the developed stage in recent years. ..more


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Conserving Indian Environment
S. K. Chadha
The present volume is meant to creat environmental consciousness among the lovers of the Himalayas,in order to restore the balance in ecological components of Himalayan ecological milieu. ..more


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Desert Ecology
Ved Prakash Meena
Deserts are regions of extremely sensitive and fragile ecosystems of the world. The unfriendly expanse of the Indian Desert is a part of the hostile Thar Desert. This book is based on an ecological study of this Great Indian Desert and the impact of the Indira Gandhi Canal on it. For ages, this region is known for its excessive arid conditions. Yet it is the most densely populated among all the other deserts. As it holds promise for the growth of life, the Government has initiated various development projects. The Desert National Park (DNP) is one such enterprise. The DNP is an ace project of Indian planning. It holds space for conservation and growth of all including the State animal-the Chinkara, the State bird-Gondavan, the State tree-Khejri, and the State flower-Rohira. It is an excellent centre for the study and research in desert ecology. It has provided shelter to a number of near-extinct species and has become a site for the preservation of world famous fossils. Moreover, the DNP has encouraged tourism in the State. The Desert National Park is a multi-utility project. Perhaps it is the only National Park in the word where wildlife and traditional human habitats have existed for centuries. It has been called the “heartland of the desert”. The fact has inspired the present study, which is based on the regional ecosystem. This elaborate study will prove invaluable to research scholars geographers, environmentalists, students and tourists. ..more


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Krishivaniki avam Jalvayu Parivartan
Ram NevajShiv Kumar DhyaniKhim Raj Solanki
हिंदी हिंदी ..more


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Dryland Farming in India : Constraints and Challenges
J. L. Raina
Volume incorporate certain generic and determinative areas like soil fertility; management; water management; spatial variations in agriculture; alternate land use; crop protection and transferring science as a component of the development and diffusion of technology. The volume thus presents a kaleidoscopic view of dry–land farming in its diverse forms and other related issues. ..more


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Ecological Hazards in the Himalayas
S. K. Chadha
India’s progress and development is closely linked with the ecology and environment of the Himalayas. It has been estimated that about 1.5 million hectares of forest cover disappear every year. Another 1.0 million hectares are estimated as becoming non-productive as a result of improper use. Out of the total 329 million hectares of landmass, about 53% are degraded in one form or another. The ecological degradation is increasing on account of fast depletion of grazing lands, wild animals, rare plants and natural resources of water, springs, lakes and minerals. Deforestation has not only seriously affected the output of fodder, fuel, and food but also destroyed the homes of numerous tribal communities, birds, reptiles and wild animals. The climate of the subcontinent is undergoing a rapid change on account of deforestation. The social forestry programme, initially set up to alleviate the fuel and fodder shortages, has in fact become an instrument to provide raw material to the paper, pulp and building industry, thus ignoring the very people it was designed to help. The rapid industrialisation has polluted to atmosphere in the foot hills of the Himalayas. The crystal clear water of the Himalayan rivers has been polluted. The rapid urbanisation is adding fuel to the fire. It is believed that if the steps are not taken in time irreversible damage to the environment will be caused and there would be wilderness everywhere. The present book is written with the objective of creating environmental awareness among the masses and to suggest how the ecological balance can be maintained. Today the Himalayas are under environmental threat and this challenge has to be faced. ..more


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Environmental Hazards : Challenges and Management
S. N. Prasad
This book is about the various environmental problems and hazards that our planet faces today and possible solutions that could be evolved and taken up to solve them, if not to remove them completely, at least to lessen their deleterious impact upon humankind. A wealth of individual experience and specific solutions are available, and these have been explained and discussed at length. The need for stringent overall environmental and economic action to ensure that polluters are not only prevented from further polluting the environment but also made to pay for the damage they have caused is stressed. The major improvements in costs and effectiveness of techniques which lower levels of pollution and waste fro industrial process are taken up in detail. An understanding of these processes is most important for both corporate strategy and public policy formation. Trends in the development and adoption of environmental technology are vividly brought out through the following selection of chapters: • Assessment of Critical Regions • Dealing with Environmental Issues • Environmental Hazards of Global Change • Managing the Environment • Action on Environmental Problems • Auditing the Environment by Information Systems • How Technology Helps Environmental Control • Managing Waste • Weather Impacts on Environment As this book provides an extensive coverage, it would be most useful to students of environmental studies, teachers and academicians, social activists in the field of environment and environmental scientists. ..more


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Ecology of Landslide Damages
Anurag Sharma
The rapid developmental activities in the mountainous region during the past decade have resulted in the overuse of the mountainous resources all over the world. To prevent further loss to the mountain environment we must understand the relationship between man and nature. The Himalayan setting with its diverse physical, climatic, and human conditions is ideal for such a study. Using primarily the empirical information the book attempts to bring together the diverse components of ecological damages caused by landslides, which is the most classic expression of human activities taking place in the Himalayan slopes. Some salient features of the book include: (1) Landslide in the framework of anthropogenic hazard. (2) Temporal and regional pattern of landslide damages. (3) Preventive and suggested measures for reducing landslide potentiality. (4) Case studies are an additional feature. The book is the first of its kind dealing entirely with the Himalayan environmental problem in the context of landslide damages. It will prove to be an invaluable reference work for planners, architects, and students of geography. Research students and those interested in this field of study would also find the subject-matter and the enriched bibliographic references highly useful. ..more


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Environmental Degradation in Flood Prone Areas
Atar Singh
There is a world-wide environmental crisis today, which has resulted in the genetic erosion of fauna and flora and the depletion of natural resources. The responsibility for this natural holocaust rests squarely with man. Man seems to be at constant war with nature and thinks that he can absolutely control and manipulate nature, which is just a delusion. Over exploitation of natural resources often results in inviting destruction in the form of floods and droughts, erosion of soil, depletion of resources and climatic changes.The time has come when man should learn to treat Nature like his mother. He should care for her even as he benefits from her bounty. This study stems from a conviction that the future of our world is in danger from environmental degradation. Therefore, in this book an effort has been made to identify and examine at length the various reasons for degradation of environment, especially in the flood prone areas and to formulate an action plan for the scientific management of the region. The author has paid special attention to the problems peculiar to the flood prone areas and suggestions have been made to achieve a rational development of the area in the context of an integrated approach. This book presents a vivid picture of the rural ecological deterioration in India and makes a comprehensive attempt to understand the problems of the flood prone areas in the semi-arid region. It is hoped that this book will be of considerable use to the planner academicians and geographers in achieving rural ecological balance. ..more


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Environmental Protection
Vimlesh ChaudharyKaran SinghB. L. Kakralya
Environmental protection has attained vital importance and no section of society can overlook it.This book is joint efforts of the scientific community and general public for environmental management in urban as well as rural areas. ..more


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Jal Sanrakshan Taknik
M. C. Khandela
हिंदी हिंदी ..more


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Ecotourism Development and Management
B. B. Hosetti
Ecotourism is part of the general growth in tourism and reflects increased environmental awareness and the desire for more authentic natural and cultural experiences. With the advent of better transport facilities and communication, people are travelling further and taking more risks in the choices for a holiday from staying with local people in developing countries to adventure sports in some of the world's most remote wilderness areas. Not surprisingly, various sections of the tourism industry have responded with customised itineraries and eco-friendly accommodation supporting local development efforts. At the same time ecotourism activities occur not only in and around National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries but also even more significantly in forest areas and other natural areas which have varied attractions and more relaxed legal restrictions. Adventure activities such as hiking, river rafting and snorkelling are increasingly becoming part of the experience that attracts visitors to natural areas and destinations in general. India is fortunate to have extensive mountain ranges and coastal areas in which ecotourism can play a significant role. This book contains 26 chapters spread in three sections. Section I deals with basic concepts of ecotourism. Chapter 1 narrates concepts, scope and definition of ecotourism. Recent trends iin ecotourism marketing are presented in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 deals with economic potential of ecotourism. The other chapters in section 1 include Elements of Tourism, National Heritage, Nature and People, Environmental Education and Biodiversity Perspectives. Section II deals with chapters on ecotourism development in India. They are Beach Tourism, Bird Watching, Sport Hunting in Tanzania, Butterfly Gardens, World Heritage Sites, Hill Stations and Ramsar Wetlands of India. Section III embodies eight chaptes related to case studies. These are Ecotourism in Karnataka, Ecotourism in Andhra Pradesh, Thermal Springs, Tiger and Lion Safari, Tuvarekoppa, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore and Tourist Places of Goa." ..more


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Sustainable Environment and Impact Assessment
A. L. Bhatia
The working knowledge of earth's fundamental life support system living organisms and how they operate is essential for a clear understanding of our environment. Environmental problems and their solutions occur at the intersection of natural systems and the human systems that manipulate the natural world. Present book “Sustainable Environment and Impact Assessment” deals with the sustainability of environment with the integrated approach taking into consideration of most of the possible human systems that affect nature, like food and agriculture, population growth, urbanization, environmental health, resource economics, and policy. Just by emphasizing purely natural systems, readers can never understand the management of environment without understanding the cultural, economic, and political forces that shape our decisions to sustaining the environment. Present book presents various dimensions on sustainability and the impact of human systems especially the ones which have been touched sparingly earlier due to no clarity like Humankind’s Security and Shift to Sustainable Practices, Ecological Integrity Global Ethics for a Sustainable Environment, Biodiversity, Ecotourism, and Medicinal Plants for Sustainable, Recent Perspectives of Renewable Energy, Bioenvironmental Approach for Vector Control etc. However, readers will have the basic knowledge of sustainability and various designs for impact assessments in chapters like Environment and Human Activities, Sustainability of the Environment, Pollutants, Environmental Impact Assessment, Health and Environmental Problems, Conservation and Management of Natural Resources etc. The book offers a rich collection of peer reviewed many articles, for which editor had provided some context at the beginning of preparation of chapters. Bringing out and edited by an internationally renowned scientist and visionary, the book will also provide an invaluable introduction to the sustainability of living environment for all areas of study, catering to the need of all expert policy-makers as well as students, researchers, environmentalists and would prove an asset to any library. ..more


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Mission Possible Engineering for the Environment
Philip WilliamsRajiv K. Sinha
Engineers are vital to society for the development and provision of infrastructure and systems required for modern living. It is true that engineers once went about their work with little regard for the environment. However, this lack of concern is no longer acceptable, and engineers now recognise that they are a crucial element in environmental protection and management. Engineers, whether they are civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, mining or one of the newer emergent disciplines, all need to ensure their work is environmentally sound and sustainable. In particular, environmental engineers have a key role to play in proactively managing the environment and helping society to ensure that our modern lifestyle is sustainable. This book is primarily aimed at engineering students in the first year of their undergraduate engineering studies. It provides an overview of: ¨ engineers, and the nature of engineering; ¨ the environment, and the rise of society’s concern about environmental degradation; ¨ the impact of environmental concern on engineers and engineering; and ¨ the emergence and nature of environmental engineering. Thus, it takes engineering students on a journey from the origins of engineering through to the exciting and diverse range of engineering projects involving environmental issues. The final section of the book uses India as a case study. ..more


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Industrial Pollution and its Management
P. C. Trivedi
World population explosion, nuclear explosion, vehicular explosion, deforestation, habitation over mountains and in oceans, etc. have subsequently led through ages to severe pollution threatening the very existence of life on this globe. Costly pollution management technologies are not practically feasible. Hence, modern, cheaper, feasible biotechnologies which may perhaps cope with the varietal problems of environmental pollution have been evolved on a large scale. This book, Industrial Pollution and its Management, incorporates critical articles on various facets of industrial pollution and its possible management strategies. There are 19 chapters covering holistic information on the subject. The book includes articles on management of chromium in industrial wastewaters; strategies for biological treatment of industrial wastewater; decolorisation and treatment of recalcitrant dye industry wastewater containing azo dyes; integrated eco-friendly management of solid waste of pulp industry; fluoride contamination and its remediation; and petha industry waste management by vermitechnology. An excellent treatise comprehends the latest information on biotechnology in pollution management. Articles on factory waste management, hospital waste management and bioremediation of oil pollution have added to the value of the book. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for environmentalists, teachers, students and research workers. ..more


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Jal Sansadhan: Prabandhan evem Sanrakshan
S. P. Mishra
हिंदी हिंदी ..more


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Paryavaran Addhyan
P. C. Trivedi
हिंदी हिंदी ..more


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Global Environment Management
S. N. Prasad
Environment politics covers issues from the local to the global and throws up challenges to our concepts of the natural world. Environmental politics is not just another policy option, it is a radical philosophy which questions some of the most traditional and accepted perceptions of the world as it is, and as it will be if environmental concerns are not addressed immediately. A running theme through this book is the concept that sustainable development is fundamental because it embodies a range of ideals and principles whose realization is necessary to a green future. This theme links the parts and chapters of this book. This book concludes by looking at the environmental movement as a whole, its key actors and the parties, peoples and groups active in contemporary environmental politics. In addition, it endeavours to show the way in which perhaps seemed merely theoretical and abstract when considered independently of practice, have a real impact on the thought and actions of activists, governmental policy makers and the general public. The chapters include: • The Ethics of Environmental Responsibility • The Greening of Political Thinking • The People Behind the Environmental Movement • Need for Collective Active on Environment • Environmental Valuation in Decision Making • Economic Instruments in Environment Policy • International Dimensions of Environmental Management ..more


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Environmental Pollution
S. P. Mishra
Rapid industrialization and population explosion as well as agricultural developments have brought about dramatic changes in the environment. Developing countries like India are now facing a major problem i.e. environmental pollution. Environmental pollution may be caused by various physico chemical pollutants released from various industries and advanced agricultural practices. In addition to the chemical particulate pollutants, the air, soil and water borne biocomponents are also responsible for various types of allergic disorders and diseases to human being. Besides that they also cause major loss of crops, vegetables and stored organic materials. The book covers environmental polution and related management strategies that might lead to imporvement in the environment—safer for living organisms. It is with this intention that the chapters have been devised, which include : l Environmental Pollution: Definition and Meaning l Types of Pollution l Marine Pollution and Environmental Impact l Regional Arrangements for Marine Environmental Protection and Pollution Control l Measuring Environmental Pollution l Foreign Assistance to Developing Countries for Maintaining Environmental Pollution l Evaluating Progress of Environmental Pollution l Environmental Pollutants l Biological Indicators of the Quality of the Environment l Managing Pollution from Radioactive Substances l Toward a Sustainable Global Environment. The book will definitely serve as a reference material for teachers, researchers and students of environmental science. ..more


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Development, Environment, Human Health and Sustainablility (in 2 vols)
Rajiv K. Sinha
Development and environment was a major issue of the 20th century and the debate continues in the 21st century. The economic development programs based on ‘fossil fuel economy’ essential to deliver a minimum quality of life to people, is also threatening their existence. Mankind is caught in a vicious circle of ‘economic development vis-a-vis environmental degradation’. In the name of development, the world today produces more instruments to ‘kill’ rather than ‘cure’; spends thousands times more resources on building of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ than on all economic programs for human development – to eradicate poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. Environmental degradation and economic decline (aggravating poverty) feed on each other, and the fate of the poor and the fate of the planet (Earth) have become tightly entwined. Economic deprivation and environmental degradation thwarts all efforts towards sustainable development. Although the desirability of development is universally recognized, recent years have witnessed rising concern whether the environmental degradation will limit development, thus impairing the quality of life of present and the future generations too. The first volume of the book sub-titled as ‘Price of Unsustainable Development’ unravel some of these issues. Mankind will perish if the protection of the environment does not become an integral part of all our developmental programs. We need to plan for ‘Development Without Destruction’ based on the ethical principle of socio-economic equality and ecological sustainability. Economic development and environmental management (restoration and improvement) programs should go hand in hand. Clearly, the new paradigm of development is not the game of economics alone. All issues- ecological, social, political, cultural and technological have to be merged together in decision making for sustainable development. They are mutually reinforcing. Technology has more important and responsible role to play as it drives development. Making economic development programs less dependent upon the ‘fossil fuels’ and more dependent on ‘renewable energy sources’, ‘less energy and material intensive’ and more ‘equitable in its social and economic impact’ on global level is the need of the hour. The second volume of the book sub-titled as ‘The Wisdom of Sustainable Development’ highlights some of these issues. ..more


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Sustainable Rehabilitation of Degraded Ecosystems
O. P. ChaubeyV. BahadurDr. P.K. Shukla
With the growing increase in development of industrial sector, more and more forest lands are being brought under mining operation. These results in drastic changes in land use patterns. The major deleterious impacts on ecosystems are on land degradation, microbial population, ecology and vegetation, waste discharge, pollution of water and air, wildlife and its habitat, health and safety of workers etc. There is a need to develop site-specific restoration / reclamation techniques for long-term sustainability of degraded ecosystem and to maintain the homeostasis in the whole biosphere. Several useful and applied studies have been done by researchers, scientists of various research organizations, field foresters, environmentalists, academicians of universities, and many voluntary organizations on various aspects of rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems. The environmental protection laws / Acts to provide the protection and improvement of human environment and for matters connected have been framed as per the decisions taken at the U N Conference on Human Environment, held at Stockholm June, 1972. The priority areas covered in this present compilation are status of land damages/ ecosystem degradation, strategies of reclamation, waste management for potential use, technological development for minimizing degradation of ecosystem, ecological and biological changes brought about due to various reclamation activities, role of soil micro flora and fauna in rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems etc. The book would be of vital significance for policy makers, researchers, foresters, industrialists, academicians and environmentalists and would be very purposeful for reclamation of mined lands, particularly of coalfields and sustainable management of degraded ecosystems as a whole. ..more


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Paryavaran Sanrakshan avam Satat Vikas
R. K. Singh
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Paryavaran Prabandhan
S. K. Agarwal
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Pollution Management
P. C. TrivediSampat Nehra
Pollution involves so many different factors from so many sources that there is no single or simple remedy. Pollution is an evil which has born out of development. Mankind will perish if the protection of the environment does not become an integral part of all technological development, Planning, and management. All planning and policies for development of appropriate environmental technologies for sustainable development have to be economically viable and socially acceptable. The present book “Pollution Management” incorporates critical articles on environmental pollution and its possible management strategies. There are 22 chapters covering articles on Some technologies on removal of nitrate from drinking water; Role of plants in the control of noise pollution; Hazardous issues of heavy metals to ecosystems and human health; Role of soil microorganisms in pollution management; Impact of pollution management; Impact of pollution on reproduction; Sustainable pollution management; Management of flyash using cyanobacteria; Anaerobic biodegradation process for wastewater treatment; Air pollution-environmental hazard. The book also covers topics like Education and environmental awareness; Pesticide in the environment; Air quality deterioration due to road traffic impact; Bacteriophages as biotools for monitoring faecal pollution; Bio-composting of pulp industrial biosludge; Cyanobacterial toxins-monitoring an management; relationship of weeds eith effect of industrial pollution; In vitro diesel oil bioremediation capacity of selected soil microorganisms; Impact of pollution on reproduction, etc. In a nutshell, this Book covers environmental pollution and related strategies that might lead to improved environment safe for the living of humans o n this globe. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for the teachers, research workers, students and environmentalists. ..more


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Cleaner Production: Greening of Industries for Sustainable Development
Rajiv K. SinhaSunil Heart
Cleaner Production is born from the relaisation that economic goals of industries and enterprises are no longer viable through the 'curative approach' (end-of-the-pipe solution of waste and pollution that incurs heavy expenditure) but by the 'preventive approach' (beginning-of-the-pipe solution). Practice of CP allows the producers of industrial goods ant the providers of services to produce more with less-less raw material, less energy and water, less waste and, thus, less environmental impact-all contributing to sustainability. ..more


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Rural Tourism and Development
Y. K. Sharma
Tourism in the rural areas is one of the new opportunities that are being created for those dwelling there. The chapters include: Growth of Tourism; Rural and Regional Tourism; Opportunities in Rural Tourism; Tourism and Farms; Problems of Tourist-Led Rural Growth; Agri Tourism as a Commercial Venture; Rural Tourism Management; Economic Cycles in Tourism; Market Size of Tourism Industry; Tourism Impact on the Indian Economy; Growing Trend of Rural Tourism; Women in Tourism; Benefits of Tourism; Tourism and the Country; and General Guidelines for a Tourism Development Plan. ..more


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Canal Irrigation : Fighting the Battle Against Hunger
M. L. Sureka
Irrigation is an essential component of progressive agriculture. In fact, development of irrigation has become synonymous with agricultural development and rural prosperity. It is precisely for this reason that the Government of India and the National Planning Commission under the stewardship of the first prime minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru, paid greater emphasis on irrigation and hydel power projects for about a decade after independence. One such gigantic venture was the Rajasthan Canal, subsequently renamed as Indira Gandhi Nahar, to harness the waters of the Ravi and Beas rivers to quench the thirst of the desert lands of Western Rajasthan. Viewed in the context of the inhospitable conditions, inclement weather, vagaries of the monsoon, inadequate precipitation, virtually non-existent vegetarian and sparse population in the region, this national project has proved to be the most significant development for the State of Rajasthan as also for the country. Canal Irrigation presents an account of this national project right from its inception to its completion. It provides an inside view of the highly interesting and exhilarating story of the project. As a sequel to the advent of the RCP, the author has given the historical background of the mighty river Saraswati vanishing into the desert, the scanty rainfall and recurrence of famine in the area and the necessity of irrigation development to eliminate famine and hunger. The socio-economic conditions of the area prior to the advent of the RCP and after the implementation of the project have also been described. It is thus a highly engrossing study of the great transformation of the parched lands of the desert into lush green fields and from sparsely populated desolate areas to prosperous villages, towns and mandis humming with agriculture, economic and social activity. The author has also delved deep into the background and the course of the Indus Basin Water Dispute and the Indus Water Treaty, World Bank intervention and the various discussions and agreements. This has become highly relevant in the present context of the differences between the States of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan over the sharing of waters. This book will certainly prove to be valuable reading for those concerned with irrigation, colonisation planning and general administration as also to the general reader and researcher. ..more


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Environmental Crisis
S. P. Mishra
The intricacies and complexities of the many environmental problems confronting society are many as a consequence of mankind’s ruthless and unscrupulous ravaging of the planet’s natural resources and resorting to practices that are polluting and damaging the environment. There are changes every minute, mostly for the worse. Rainforests are disappearing; large tracts of arable land are turning into deserts; the ozone layer is being depleted rapidly; the natural rhythm of the seasons of nature is in disarray, and ecological and environmental disasters and catastrophes loom large. Of late, not only environmentalists, but also the general public and politicians and leaders of world opinion are awaking to the crisis that is developing in the sphere of environment and ecology. This book examines the various dimensions and aspects of the environmental crisis in all its nuances and explains how some of the ill effects of environmental mismanagement can be ameliorated. Solutions to vexing problems in environment control and management are advanced to help those concerned with conservation and environment protection to take definitive action. This book will be useful for students, teachers and researchers in the field of Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, and Environmental Engineering, ..more


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Hazardous Waste Management
Sumit Malhotra
This book is concerned with the process and politics of hazardous waste regulation in India. The impetus for our collection is the fact that little work has been done, and very little written about the political and institutional forces promoting policy formulation and implementation in this area. Although much has been written about the scope and nature of the hazardous waste problem this particular issue has been the subject of very little systematic research that extends beyond physical or economic assessments of the problem. Our primary rationale for the book stems from the realisation that governmental policy, more often than not, results from political considerations rather than prolonged assessments of the physical, technical, scientific or social parameters of an environmental problem. The contents include Hazardous Waste Management; Hazardous Waste Policies; Process of Hazardous Waste Regulation; Hazardous Wastes: Problems in Implementation; Vulnerability of the Hazardous Waste Repository; Public Acceptance of a High-Level Hazardous Waste Repository; Public Participation in Hazardous Waste Management; Legal Issues in Hazardous Waste Storage and Transportation; Transporting Hazardous Wastes and Quality Assurance and Hazardous Waste Disposal alongwith with a Bibliography and Index. This book will be useful for researchers, teachers, post-graduate students of Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Environmental Engineering and Life Sciences. ..more


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Water Resource Management and Policy Perspectives
V. P. Sati
Water resource management is a comprehensive term at the present sphere of time when acute shortage of water prevails everywhere. In the global context, the Middle East Asian countries have been facing this problem for long, but the areas where mammoth freshwater reservoirs existed in the past are now facing similar problems. The sources of freshwater on the earth in the form of glaciers, rivers, natural pools, lakes, wells and groundwater are receding at an alarming rate. Receding groundwater table and over-use of surface freshwater for drinking and irrigation purposes, due to population explosion, posed severe impediments and resulted in acute problem of water. Further, with the continuous increase in water pollution, the freshwater reservoirs cannot be used for drinking purposes. If this trend continues, it would create problems for the very survival of living beings. It is the need of the hour to conserve water resources as a need base by implementing national policies and planning. This book sets the pace for discussing all aspects of water management. Water Resource Management and Policy Perspectives is unique in the sense that it leads to way for further research, policy making and will be helpful for those working in the field of water management. It has 19 chapters divided into two parts. The first part relates to water, the water cycle and water management; water sources and uses; water quality and properties; chemical properties; the examination of water; water supply purification; groundwater; industrial and commercial requirements and cooling water. In the second part, national water policies; development of irrigation facilities; accelerated irrigation benefits programme (AIBP); command area development programme; external assistance for development of water resources; international co-operation; inter-state water disputes tribunal; other important issues related to water resources development and management; initiatives in the northeast region and national water development agencies have been discussed in detail. ..more


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Water Resource Management in India : Problems & Prospects
Ashu JainNarendra Shukla
Water is a unique substance. It is one of the few materials on the Earth that exists naturally as a solid, liquid or gas. It is not possible for life on earth to exist without water. Scientists estimate that there are over one billion cubic kilometers of water on this earth, which covers nearly ¾ of the earth’s surface. Though this seems an inordinately huge amount, in actual fact, less than 1% is fresh and usable and is found in lakes, ponds, rivers and groundwater. Of the remaining, 97% is found in oceans and 2% is locked up in glaciers and ice-caps. In present scenario the whole world is suffering from the problem of ‘lacking of water resource’. As we know the water resource is totally free from nature that’s why we are not worried about the precious gift of nature, which is obviously water. There are a lot of challenges that are untouched and unseen. The challenges have to be overviewed and looked in for safe future. There is not any single supplement of water, nothing can replace it. Nature has given us everything we need. Now its our turn to repay it as soon as it is possible. The present book contains 15 different research articles which cover the major aspect of Water Resource Management in India. It is hoped that this book will be highly useful to students, scholars, professors, planners and policy makers. ..more


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Water : Todays Need - Tomorrow's Vision
Narendra ShuklaAshu Jain
OF all the planet’s renewable resources, water has a unique place. Water is one of the five basic elements (Earth, Water, Air, Atmosphere and Fire) from which creation emanates. Water, a renewable resource is undoubtedly one of the most vital requirements for all the living beings. Many a time this five-letter word (Water) has become a hot topic for discussion. India’s water crisis is predominantly a manmade problem. India’s climate is not particularly dry, nor is it lacking in rivers and groundwater. Extremely poor management, unclear laws, government corruption, and industrial and human waste have caused this water supply crunch and rendered what water is available practically useless due to the huge quantity of pollution. In managing water resources, the Indian government must balance competing demands between urban and rural, rich and poor, the economy and the environment. However, because people have triggered this crisis, by changing their actions they have the power to prevent water scarcity from devastating India’s population, agriculture, and economy. The present book contains 15 different research articles in which it is our endeavor to cover the major aspect of present status and future requirement of Water Resources in India. It is hoped that the book will be highly useful for students, scholars, professors, planners and policy makers. ..more


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Industrial Pollution and its control
I. Mathur
Water Pollution is one of the most common and fast spreading types of pollution caused by industries, which affects the economy of society adversely. This book incorporates various types of pollution, their causes, water requirements and water resources, causes and sources of water pollution, severity of the problem of water pollution, activities of the State Pollution Control Board, other management tools for water pollution control along with conclusions and suitable suggestions for improvement. ..more


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Ozone Depletion and Environmental Impacts
H. S. SharmaT.I. Khan
Ozone forms a layer in the stratosphere that absorbs solar ultraviolet radiations. Increasing amounts of man-made chemicals are accelerating the speed at which ozone molecules are destroyed. These ozone-destroying chemicals mainly come from Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) used in a range of products from refrigerators and air-conditioners to soft foams and cleaning solvents; and from halons used for fire-fighting. Their quantities in the atmosphere have been rising rapidly since the mid 1970s. This book contains information about the composition and stratification of the atmosphere. Chemical processes in the stratosphere are described. The book also contains information related to impacts of increased ultraviolet-B radiation on human health, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles and different materials. Ultraviolet radiations are divided into three types according to wavelength. UV-A is unaffected by ozone reduction and is relatively harmless, UV-C is completely absorbed by atmospheric ozone and oxygen but UV-B is affected by decrease in the atmospheric ozone that causes most of the damage to plants, animals, microbes and materials. This book will be useful for post-graduate and graduate students of Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Life Sciences, Environmental Engineering, researchers and teachers. ..more


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Green Technologies for Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
Rajiv K. SinhaMargaret Greenway
Technologies of the 20th century promoted rapid socio-economic development and improved the quality of life of the people. But it was not without a price. All the basic life-support systems on earth—air, water and food—started getting poisoned in the wake of material development threatening our sustainability and survival. This called for a change in the strategy of development and the technologies applied. Sustainable human society on earth with ‘good quality of life for all’ can be achieved either by persuading people to change their behaviour and attitude to life and give up the culture of consumerism or by promoting sustainable development programmes with appropriate environmental technologies that ‘allow people to enjoy the same quality of life and standard of living, but with a significantly lower environmental cost’. Given the difficulties of changing people, the best hope for civilisation lies in the development of environmentally sustainable technologies for development. This book precisely discusses some of those technologies to protect our life-support systems on earth, make our living and movement more sustainable and also salvaging all the wastes produced by us as a by-product of living. ..more


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Air Pollution and Its Control
Sumit Malhotra
Air pollution has been growing since the Industrial Revolution. Rapid industrialisation, burgeoning cities and greater dependence on fossil fuels have brought in their wake increased production of harmful pollutants, making life more and more unpleasant and unhealthy. Among the most common and virulent of air pollutants are sulphur dioxide, suspended particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and lead. In addition, there is evidence of a growing threat to human health from even indoor pollutants such as radons, formaldehyde, mercury and organic substances. To this end, this book is timely and appropriate as it focuses attention on most of the factors that are causing havoc in the present day to the sustainability of Earth. Various methods and techniques of air pollution and its control are also discussed This book will be useful for students of Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Environmental Engineering and also researchers and teachers. ..more


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Environmental Protection and Development
M. C. Khandela
It is generally said the economic development and environmental protection can not go together. To some extent, it is not incorrect. That is why it has become the demand of the present time that devices and ways are found so that natural environment may be protected and development be made simultaneously. How can this be possible? This book ‘Environmental Protection and Development’ has been written for giving practically possible solutions to this relevant and important question. This book is the outcome of years of involvement and interaction with persons and organizations associated with the movements of environmental protection and industrial development. The basic motivation behind the writing of this book is to compile all the relevant information about different types of pollution, causes and possible remedies. Detailed description has been made about different types of norms, standard, practices and managerial and administrative tools prevailing in the country and abroad relating to the subject. New concepts like Theory and Practices of Green Taxes and Role of Judiciary, etc. have also been dealt with. The various issues relating to philosophy of life and environmental protection have also been given due cognizance. This book will be useful for industrialist, planners, project workers, exporters, government officials, activists, and all other persons who have to deal with environment and development in any way. ..more


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Rural Prosperity Oriented Programmes , NGOs and People's Participation
Sawalia Bihari Verma
RURAL development encompasses a multi-disciplinary approach.The concept of rural developmentis being shuttled in a whirlpool of a vicious cycle of socio-economy, bureaucracy and technology. The rural economy of India presents unbounded challenges relating to its development and growth. India virtually lives in its villages and therefore, rural development holds a key position in the hierarchy of its developmental goals. As such, the importance of the different aspects of rural life in India needs much emphasis. This book provides a realistic picture of Indian rural society. It has been designed to meet a long-felt need and it highlights the following aspects of Rural Development: Rural Development in India Rural Transformation and Gandhian Prescription Rural Development Through Cooperatives Agricultural Extension for Rural Development Credit-Based Poverty Eradication Programmes Poeple's Participation in Programme Implementation NGOs in Micro Financing Rural Education and Social Change Rural Roads and Transportation Rural Housing: Problem and Prospects Role of Women in Poverty Alleviation Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana Review of Self-Employment Under DWCRA Prime Minister's Rozgar Yojana Annapurna Scheme Strategies for Rural Prosperity Decentralised Approach to Rural Areas Tourism in Rural Areas Performance Audit in Local Bodies Farmer's Orientation Programme for Agriculture Technology Development and Transfer at Grassroot Level Rural Industrialisation in India The book is bound to benefit social scientists, planners, rural technologists, academicians, teachers and all those interested in learning about the vibrant villages that are the heart of India. ..more


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Heavy Metals in the Environment (Curse or Boon)
Ajay Kumar Saxena
This book has been written in response to the need for an up-to-date and practical resource that provides a clear-cut differentiation between heavy metals and general metals, their management in the environment and toxicological and safety-related aspects of various heavy metals. Generally, heavy metals are considered a dreaded lot. This book dispels certain myths about heavy metals and provides an insight into their essential role as micronutrients in our living system. Heavy metals have a widespread industrial use. Their release in the environment causes pollution and as a result substantial disturbances in the ecosystem. Mother Earth can absorb these shocks within its assimilating capacity and can correct the environmental damage by natural biological processes. ..more


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Water Pollution : Assessment, Modelling and Management
Asha Gupta
Rapid population growth, increasing urbanization, industrialization, commercial and residential developments and intensive agricultural practices have resulted in increase in production of domestic and industrial sewage, agricultural runoff, fertilizers and insecticides leading to the degradation of surface and groundwater quality adversely affecting human health and the natural environment. Once contaminated it becomes necessary to regularly monitor the quality of water and to devise ways and means to protect and manage it for ensuring better livelihoods and sustainable development. Specific contaminants leading to pollution in water include a range of of chemicals, pathogens, and physical changes such as elevated temperature. Problems caused by the increase of pollutant loads discharged into natural water bodies require regulation based on assessment of scientific results that relate pollutant discharge with changes in water quality. Understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of a wide range of issues including the physical processes of mixing and dilution, chemical and biological processes, data acquisition and measurement, involved in water quality modelling help in taking appropriate management decisions. The book covers variety of topics viz., Water pollution : sources effects and control; Adverse performance of hydropower projects due to chemical nature of water; Ecological stress on the diversity of aquatic flora and fauna; Toxicity of ammonium perchlorate waste water fish Tilapia massambica; Toxicity of chlorinated pesticides on vital organs of fish Puntius tiato; Impact of heavy metal contamination of industrial waste water on cultivated vegetables; Distribution of heavy metals in lake sediments; Rate of reparian vegetation in pollution abatement, Water equality analysis of community ponds; Comparative assessment of ground water; Effects of elevated temperatures on phytoplankton population, Environmetric models in the assessment of surface water quality; Investigation on the physico chemical parameters of tropical river; Ground water arsenic contamination; application of mathematical models in aquatic pollution assessment. Chapter on affect of carbon sources on the biomass build-up and degradation of rubber processing industing effluent have added value to the book. Thus the book provides a glimpse of water pollution studies involving assessment of a wide range of data and interdisciplinary processes so as to apply for more efficient methods of water pollution modelling and management.  ..more


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Mrada, Jal Sanrakshan avem Drip Sinchai
Chandra Prakash Shukl
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Demographic Transition in India
Seema Sharma
Demography is the scientific study of population. Demographers seek to know the level and trends of population size and its components. They search for explanations of demographic changes and their implications for societies. The Indian demographic scene was undergoing a significant change. Although the country still continued to be in the explosive second stage of the demographic transition, yet the trends in fertility and mortality for the country as a whole, as also for its large parts, indicated a perceptible change. The faster decline in the fertility rate in comparison to the decline in mortality rate of the country was a significant development in this regard since the mortality rate in the country had already declined significantly. The introduction chapter of the book includes effects of population growth on economic development, socio-economic background of India and study area, it includes methodology and data base, objectives and chapter plan also. Chapter two Demographic Transition Theory includes theories those launched by various classical economists and demographers. On the other hand this chapter also includes some measures of main components of demographic transition. Chapter 3 gives overwiew of literature whereas chapter 4 discusses demographic parameters over the years, the parameters are Fertility and Mortality, Urbanization, Literacy and Sex Ratio etc. Demographic profile of the region is studied in chapter 5 wheres chapter 6 deals with fertility and mortality model and empirical results. In this chapter district-wise analysis has been done. Population policy (1999) of the state, needs of population policy and various aspects has been dealt in chapter 7 whereas Demographic Dividends and its Implication are discussed in the last chapter, where we can see the dividends in India.The demographic dividend is not an involuntary marvel, but it requires an integrated and cohesive policy framework in health, education and in labour sectors to reap this dividend and capitalize the window of opportunity increase which is stressing our resources and hampering economic growth. In the last overall summary & final cunclusion of the book is given.  ..more


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Dictionary of Research Methods
Janak Singh MeenaSubhash Meena
Effective research methods are the tools by which information is gathered. Without the appropriate design and use of research methods, we are unlikely to gather quality information and as such create a shaky foundation to any review, evaluation or future strategy. For researchers, the group of research methods contained within this handbook are the research terms, and like any methods need to be used in the right way–for the right research. Research methods, if understood and used appropriately can make your research a lot easier. This book, therefore attempts on the one hand to explain and demystify the world of research methods, whilst on the other it seeks to provide a strarting point for their use. In this, we are not suggesting that using research methods is easy, but merely that it can be appreciated and undertaken by practitioners and non-research experts. This book, reflects our wider aim to develop and improve the performance of the researchers in their research works. In this, we hope this handbook goes some way in helping to address some of the persistent issues faced by researchers and contributes to ensuring positive changes in research field. ..more


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Natural Disaster Management : Things Everybody must Know to Save their Families
N. C. Asthana IPSPriyamvada Asthana
Natural disasters like earthquakes; yearly floods, flash floods; cyclones; tsunami; landslides; heat wave; cold wave; and so on strike us regularly. They come without much warning and devastate vast areas, affecting millions of people. You could very well be one of those. Do you have any idea what you should do then? Do you want you, your family, friends or neighbours to be hapless victims? You cannot depend on the Government for everything in a disaster. In a large country, it takes time to mobilize resources, rescue the victims, deliver aid and provide relief to the people. Hence it is important that all of us must know how to help ourselves in case of disasters so that our suffering is reduced. This book tells you how to cope with natural disasters by yourself at your level. This book will empower you with a secret knowledge, derived from most authentic sources that you would not find anywhere else. It gives you down-to-earth, most practical advice on: • What natural disasters can do to you and your family; • the low-cost preparations you must make to meet them; • the hitherto untold secret skills that you must learn; • the actions you should take during disasters; • how to survive yourself and to help others; • how to do it at practically no cost; • and how to do it without any special equipment and any special training. Averting disasters is not in your hands; but surviving disasters is certainly in your hands. Learn and help yourself.  ..more


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Forest Ecology in India
O. P. ChaubeyArchana SharmaRam Prakash
Forests are the plant communities and are distributed on the basis of climate, physiography, floristics and the dominants. Natural vegetation in India is predominantly one or the other type of forests. Ecological conditions favoring forest growth are availability of moisture, soil and favorable temperature and diminished biotic interferences. The present book “Forest Ecology in India” has covered both syn-ecological and aut-ecological studies in both natural and plantation forests. Among syn-ecological aspects, the community development, quantitative and qualitative study including floristic compositions, distribution pattern, canopy development, frequency, density, dominance, index of dominance, index of similarity, index of diversity, etc were covered. The aut-ecology has covered ecological factors which influence the life history of the plant from seeding to maturity of plants, natural and artificial regeneration, eco-regional distribution, morphological and physiological development of plant, silvics and silvicultural issues, and other aspects. The publication would certainly be significant for evolving right directions and new dimensions for maintenance for homeostasis in the ecosystem and conservation of the biodiversity. Besides, this book would be of vital use for Foresters, Scientific communities, Environmentalists, Academicians, Industrialists, Policy makers’ NGO’s and other Stakeholders engaged in community development through conservation of biodiversity in natural and plantation forests. ..more


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Disaster Management
N. C. Asthana IPSPriyamvada Asthana
Disaster management is a relatively new subject in India. Our record in disaster management has been far from satisfactory. Whether it is earthquakes, floods, flash floods, cyclones, drought, industrial disaster like the Bhopal gas tragedy, or outbreak of various types of epidemics, we almost invariably end up with massive loss of lives and property. The memories of the Uttarakhand floods, the cyclones in Orissa, floods in Bihar, the Bhuj earthquake, and the 2004 tsunami are still fresh in our memory. This exhaustive book covers, among other things, the following in great detail: · Fundamentals of disaster management · Disaster mitigation measures; disaster preparedness; response to disasters; and recovery from disasters · Disaster emergency medical care · Search and rescue operations · Indian government’s approach and systems for disaster management · Various types of disasters and measures to deal with them including cyclones; earthquakes; floods; tsunamis; droughts and famines; railway accidents; health-related disasters and various outbreaks like dengue, Japanese encephalitis, and avian flu; mining accidents; industrial disasters including nuclear reactor and chemical plant accidents; aircraft accidents; war-related disasters; landslides; avalanches; and wildfires etc. This book provides detailed practical advice on the techniques and equipment which you would not find in any other book on disaster management. Drawing from the examples and best practices in the world, it will enable individuals, organisations and governments to know what they ought to do for preventing disasters and coping with them; what equipment they should have; what preparation they should make, and how they must employ them. Every citizen of this country must read this book so that he is better prepared for coping with any type of disaster.  ..more


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Biodiversity
Supriyo Chakraborty
This book provides information on various aspects of biodiversity like overview of Indian and global biodiversity, its organization, conservation, sources, reasons for conservation, obstacles in conservation and causes and effects of biodiversity loss. In addition, the book also deals with important topics like means to conserve biodiversity, MAB programme, institutes conserving crop biodiversity, centres of crop diversity, gene pool concept, biodiversity in relation to intellectual property rights and plant breeder's rights, patenting, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), farmers' rights on genetic resources, remote sensing technology in characterizing biodiversity and sustainable management of biodiversity. It also contains useful information on plant biodiversity of North East India. The treatise would be of great interest to a large group of readers--undergraduate and postgraduate students of ecology, biology, genetics and biotechnology, environmentalists, research workers, teachers and candidates appearing at various competitive examinations like NET, ARS and Civil Services Examinations. Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Indian biodiversity - an overview. 3. World biodiversity - an overview. 4. Biodiversity conservation efforts at international level. 5. Biodiversity conservation efforts in India. 6. Levels in biodiversity organization. 7. Sources of genetic diversity. 8. Distribution of biological species. 9. Biodiversity in human welfare. 10. Factors causing biodiversity loss. 11. Rate of biodiversity loss. 12. Biodiversity conservation strategy. 13. Reasons for conserving biodiversity. 14. Obstacles in biodiversity conservation. 15. Issues related to conservation of harmful species. 16. Causes of biodiversity loss. 17. Effects of biodiversity loss. 18. Means to conserve biodiversity. 19. Role of MAB programme in biodiversity conservation. 20. Structure of biosphere reserve. 21. Biosphere reserves vs. National Parks. 22. International institutes involved in biodiversity conservation. 23. Indian institutes conserving crop biodiversity. 24. Law of parallel variation. 25. Centres of crop diversity. 26. Types of centres of diversity. 27. Gene pool. 28. Classification of gene pool. 29. Biodiversity and IPRs. 30. Patenting of biological species. 31. Biodiversity and PBRs (Plant Breeder's Rights). 32. Criteria for deciding protection of a plant variety. 33. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). 34. Farmer's rights on genetic resources. 35. Remote sensing technology for characterizing biodiversity. 36. Plant genetic resources of North East India - an outline. 37. Rate and endangered plants of North East India. 38. Sustainable management of biodiversity. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. ..more


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Enviromental Issues and Sustainable Development
S. C. Kalwar
THE book incorporates insightful chapters on Environmental Issues and Development; Environmental Management Assessment; Issues and Strategies; Environmental Management and Sustainability; Methods of Environmental Impact Analysis; Environmental Degradation and Resource Utilization; Ecosystem Planning and Management; Environmental Strategies for Combating Drought; Environmental Economics of Open Cast Mining; Environmental Implications of Fisheries Development; Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS for Disasters Management; Shifting Cultivation; Deforestation and Landslides; Application of Sustainable Development Concept : Some Issues; Applications of Geomorphology in Environmental Assessment; Pesticides and Non–Target Animals; Politics and Environment : Formulating Green Policies for Development without Destruction. ..more


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Environmental Conservation Depleting Resources and Sustainable Development
H. S. Sharma.T. I. Khan
This book contains articles contributed by various researchers, scientists and eminent persons. They relate to Population and Environment, Tribal Ecopolitics, Rural Energy Development, Biodiversity Conservation, Mining and Environment, Heavy Metals in Environment, Acid Rain, Environmental Values, Municipal Solid Waste Management, Natural Resources, Tourism and Environment, Environmental Law, etc. This book will be useful for researchers, teachers, post-graduate students of Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Environmental Engineering and Life Sciences. ..more


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Environmental Pollution and Management
P. C. Trivedi
Pollution refers to the excess concentrations of substances in the environment that are harmful to us and may be the cause of widespread environmental problems. Humans are causing accelerated pollution rates because of the quantity of waste we produce and the substance within our waste output management may be achieved through pollution control as well as remediation and restoration. Because of the difficulty in implementing pollution control, persuasion, regulation or economic incentives are often necessary. Much current research concerns how to deal more effectively with hazardous wastes. The present book ‘Environmental Pollution and Management’ incorporates critical articles on various facets of environmental pollution and its possible management strategies. There are 17 chapters covering holistic information on Environmental Pollution; Phytoremediation; Heavy Metals and their Role, Biopollutants in Health Hazards of Domestic Animals; Physiological and Biochemical Effect of Acid Rain on Plants. Chapters on Treatment of Domestic Waste; Strategies for Water Pollution Management; Biosafety and Prospects of exsitu Conservation of Biodiversity in India, etc. have added to the value of the book. The book also covers topics, namely, Environmental Cancer; Radiation, Environment and Man; Biodiesel-Fuel of the Future covering the present scenario and future prospects for saving the environment. In a nutshell, this book covers environmental pollution and related management strategies that might lead to improvement in the environment-safer for living organisms on this globe. This volume will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for teachers, research workers, students and environmentalists. ..more


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Atmosphere and Air Pollution Control Technologies
T. I. Khan
This book contains information on global atmospheric issues and measures taken in mitigation of environmental problems by various international organisations. Its contents include concepts of atmosphere, pollutants and meteorological aspects needed for control strategy, greenhouse effect, climate change and related effect, ozone depletion, physico-chemical aspects and effects of ozone depletion, acid precipitation, role of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme, United Nations Environment Programme and Global Environment Facility in environmental conservation. ..more


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Growth Centres and Regional Planning
S. A. Khan
Regional Planning takes stock of all the resources of an area and attempts to put them to maximum and multiple use. In India agriculture is the most dominant sector of the economy and more than 70 per cent of the people are engaged in agriculture persuits. The people sell their produce in the local markets, but all their needs are not met in these markets and they may have to go long distances to obtain them. What distance they should cover to fulfil their requirements of different nature and of different level is a moot question. These and some other questions have been examined in depth in this book taking the Trans-Ghaghara Plain as the case study. The Trans – Ghaghara Plain which comprises the districts of Bahraich, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur and Deoria with a population of about 16 million, is a rural area to the core with little urbanization. The author has made an attempt to identify service centres in the region with their specific analysis. The locations of growth centres have been discussed for a balanced regional planning. The book will be useful to geographers, economists, academics and planners as well. ..more


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Himalayan Environment Man and the Economic Activities
J. L. Raina
The current volume incorporates various contributions from teachers, scholars and fellow scientists. The focus in the writings is mainly upon the symbiotic. As well as paradoxical relationship between ecology and agricultural development, particularly in the Himalayan regions. Contributors have specially highlighted the essence of such a relationship in terms of Geomorphology, soils, agricultural patterns, forestry, etc. No effort has been spared to make the work useful and contributive for students, scholars and teachers, alike. An increasing quantum of awareness, even among the general populace, makes it quite imperative that such a study should become a humble contribution towards the effort to make our agricultural development and our environment as a bastion of future human progress and prosperity. ..more


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Marketing Geography in an Urban Environment
R. S. Dixit
The present work is an exception to the common style of treatment of marketing geography in an urban environment, more especially, in case of a small town of a backward economy. It has been divided into three sections: The geography of commercial activities, the urban environment and the preodic marketing.The first section includes two chapters, namely, geography of commercial activities and the progress of studies on periodic marketing in India. The second section comprises three chapters on the urban environment itself: A peep in the past – the historical perspective of the town in reference, A panorama of the urban environment on the one hand while the march towards the 2001 – the future perspective of the case in hand on the other. The last section i.e. the periodic marketing consists of four chapters: The Monday marketing, The Friday marketing, The Saturday marketing, and the Summary and Conclusions. The endeavour, thus, attempts to bring out the salient features of marketing geography in an urban environment in a style away from the general stream. ..more


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Remote Sensing in Resource Geography
R. R. SainiS.C. Kalwar
Natural and cultural resources have been evaluated in this book using multi date remotely sensed data products in conjunction with secondary data. Specifically, the book highlights processes of Land transformation in action like salinisation, deforestation, and urbanisation, lowering of water table, due to unscientific exploitation. Strategies have also been formulated to avert ill- consequences and to maintain the balance between exploitation and regeneration of resources, thereby ensuring the environmental quality and future needs of the rapidly growing population. The author’s aim is to provide a detailed database for the formulation of plans for resources conservation and development. The book proves very useful to students and researchers in the field of Geography, Remote Sensing, Resource Planners and scientists in other disciplines also. ..more


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Water Resources Environment and the People
Ram Kumar GurjarLakhmi Shukla
The present book is an effort in this direction and suggests various indigenous water harvesting techniques which will be useful for better water managemant system. ..more


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Paryavaran avem Van Vikas
S. P. Mishra
हिंदी हिंदी ..more


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Paryavaran va Parati Bhoomi
S. C. KalwarKailash Chandra KhandelwalGajendra Kumar Agarwal
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Sanjha Van Prabhandhan
Rakesh Kumar Sharma
हिंदी हिंदी ..more


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Spatial Organization of Market Centres
R. S. Dixit
The book deals with both the theory and practice of marketing geography with special reference to a backward economy. ..more


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Agricultural Ecology
Subah Singh YadavRam Kumar Gurjar
The book analyses various important aspects like self–reliance in foodgrains, improved methods of irrigation, technological upgradation, agricultural export planning, agriculture as a potential instrument of rural prosperity, etc. The book remains a comprehensive treatment of diversified issues related to Indian agriculture. ..more


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Prakartik Prakop avem Aapdayen
S. P. Mishra
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Biodiversity: Monitoring and Utilisation
B. B. HosettiK. L. Naik
The book includes 16 chapters on the diverse aspects of biological diversity. The chapter 1 includes various aspects of biodiversity such as concept, definition, scope, diversity indices and their importance. Conservation of wild plant species outside the ..more


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Forest Biodiversity: Conservation and Management
A. Bijalwan
The present book incorporates chapters on multidisciplinary approach and contains information on different aspects of forest biodiversity, including ethnobotany, diversity of agroforestry, phenology, insect-pest diversity, plant-origin pesticides, forest  ..more


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Industrial & House-Hold Wastes: Handling & Containment
R. R. Khan
The Book titled ‘Industrial & House-hold Wastes - Handling & Containment’ comprehensively deals with various aspects of hazardous and non-hazardous industrial and house-hold wastes. There are eight Chapters in the Book covering topics like waste status, t ..more


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Agroforestry and Climate Change Management
A. Arunachalam
Climate change is increasingly recognized as the greatest global threat facing humanity. For the majority of the world’s population, the persistent problems of food insecurity,  ..more

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