The depletion of land resources is one of the greatest challenges for mankind in this millennium. Shrinking land resources, weather aberrations, deterioration of land quality, and the globalization and liberalization of market economies have become intertwined to influence the sustainable management of land resources and land use plans. This important volume, Sustainable Management of Land Resources: An Indian Perspective, addresses these challenges. This comprehensive volume, covering important research, much of it gathered with the use of new technology, tools, and applications, is organized into four sections: (add bullets)
- land resource inventory and characterization
- geospatial technologies in land resource mapping and management
- soil nutrient status and management
- land use planning and livelihood security
The volume looks at how scientists translate their knowledge and experience in sustainable land resources and management into implementable policy decisions, with a particular focus on India. Since India is an agrarian economy, the land resources assume a very critical role affecting the livelihood of a vast majority of populace in the country. The information gathered—and the methods by which it is gathered—is applicable globally.
This comprehensive publication will be highly useful for the researchers, academicians, extension workers, policymakers, planners, officials of land resources survey, planning and management institutions/agencies/departments, and others.
Table of Contents
Land Resource Inventory, Mapping and Management: An Indian Perspective. Soil Management and Land Use Planning: An Indian Perspective. Land Resource Inventory and Evaluation for Agricultural Land Use Planning in Semi-Arid Ecosystem of Western India. Characterization and Classification of Soils of Purna Valley in Semi-Arid Regions of Central India. Evaluation of Shrink-Swell Soils in Semi-Arid Regions of Central India for Soil Resource Management and Sustainable Agriculture. Mapping and Characterization of Salt Affected Soils for Reclamation and Management: A Case Study from the Trans-Gangetic Plain of India. Characterization of Coastal Soils for Enhancement of Productivity and Livelihood Security: A Case Study from the Coastal Plains of West Bengal, India. Assessment of Land Degradation Vulnerability: A Case Study from Part of Western Ghats and West Coast of India. Major and Trace Element Geochemistry in Ferruginous Soils Developed Under Hot Humid Malabar Region, India. Geospatial Tools and Techniques in Land Resource Inventory. Morphometric Analysis Using GIS Techniques: A Case Study from Basaltic Terrain of Central India. Digital Terrain Analysis and Geomorhological Mapping Using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Case Study from Central India. Time Series Satellite Data and GIS for Crop Acreage Estimation: A Case Study from Central India. Assessment of Gross Primary Productivity in Semi Arid Agricultural Region of Central India Using Temporal Modis Data. Land Suitability Evaluation for Soybean Using Temporal Satellite Data and GIS: A Case Study from Central India. Geospatial Technologies in Development of Soil Information System and Prototype Geoportal. Geo-Referenced Soil Fertility Monitoring for Optimized Fertilizer Use: A Case Study from the Semi-Arid Region of Western India. Assessment of Soil Fertility Status in Soybean Growing Soils: A Case Study from Semi-Arid Region of Central India. Soil Acidity and Poor Nutrient Status: Emerging Issues for Agricultural Land Use Planning in the Jamtara District of Jharkhand. Spatial Distribution of Available Nutrients in Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Grown Soils of Farmer Fields in Andhra Pradesh. Management of Sodic Black Calcareous Soils: A Case Study from Central India. Impact of Land Configuration and Integrated Nutrient Management on Productivity of Rainfed Cotton in Vertisols of Central India. Impact of Tank Silt on Soil Quality and Crop Productivity in Rainfed Areas: A Case Study from Central India. Impact of Treated Domestic Sewage Water Irrigation on Soil Properties, Maize Yield and Plant Uptake: A Case Study from Nagpur City, Central India. Status of Land Use Planning in India. Land Resource Inventory Towards Village Level Agricultural Land Use Planning. a Decade of Bt Cotton in India: Land Use Changes and Other Socio-Economic Consequences. Land Evaluation for Rainfed Cotton: A Case Study from Central India. Nutrient Optima-Based Productivity Zonality and Rationale of Fertilizer Use in Citrus. Impact of Mahatma Gandhi Nregs on Land Use Pattern and Natural Resource Management in Drought Prone Rayalaseema Region of Andhra Pradesh, India.