Watershed Planning and Management

Watershed Planning and Management
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Watershed Planning and Management

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PREFACE Watershed Planning and Management is a paradigm shift, ensuring spectacular results in production agriculture in the watershed based rainfed, drought prone and dryland areas with the implementation of Rainfed Farming Technology, Water Harvesting and Runoff Recycling, Forestry and Watershed Management as an interlocked system alongwith the components of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture and Fishery, Fodder and Forage crops, etc. The ultimate aim is to maximize overall production and income by the most appropriate use of all these available resources, restoring ecological balance, providing green cover over the denuded areas, bringing in more rains, and improving the environment, economy, ecology, export and equity in the country. With the prescribed syllabus on the above core subject in the State Agricultural Universities SAUs , the author has written this book in six chapters highlighting Role of Watershed in Production Agriculture Different Meausres of Rainwater Upgrading of Rainfed Agriculture, Water Harvesting, Runoff Farming Techniques and Runoff Recycling Dryland Farming Watershed Management Efforts of Rainfed Farming Technology on Watersheds, Forestry and Watershed Management as an Interlocked System Recommendation of NCA on Forage and fodder crops, Format for Watershed Management Plan, Strategies of Watershed Development, Watershed Resource Plan and Project Components, etc. in depth. I am thankful to Professor LL Somani and Mrs. Geeta Somani of Agrotech Publishing Academy, Udaipur for publication of the book as requested. Also I convey my sincere thanks to my beloved wife Pushpa, sister Kalyani and son Koustuv for their consistent encouragement for writing this text book for SAU s students for their academic interest and future application in the field. Ashabori , Flat 203 184, BB Chatterjee Road, Kolkata 700042 26-08.2012
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Foreward Preface Acknowledgement 1. Role of Watershed in Production Agriculture 1.1 Watershed Management Definitions of Watershed
Objective of Watershed