1st Edition

Sustainable Management of Land Resources An Indian Perspective

Edited By G.P. Obi Reddy, N.G. Patil, Arun Chaturvedi Copyright 2018
    822 Pages 116 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    822 Pages 116 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    822 Pages 116 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    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.

    Land Resource Inventory, Mapping and Management: An Indian Perspective

    G. P. Obi Reddy, S. K. Singh, N. G. Patil, and A. Chaturvedi

    Soil Management and Land Use Planning: An Indian Perspective

    N. G. Patil, S. K. Singh, G. P. Obi Reddy, and A. Chaturvedi

    Land Resource Inventory and Evaluation for Agricultural Land Use Planning in Semi-Arid Ecosystem of Western India

    B. P. Bhaskar, A. Chaturvedi, T. Bhattacharyya, and S. S. Gaikwad

    Characterization and Classification of Soils of Purna Valley in Semi-Arid Region, Central India

    R. K. Naitam, V. K. Kharche, V. V. Gabhane, T. Bhattacharyya, S. M. Taley, and N. M. Konde

    Evaluation of Shrink-Swell Soils in Semi-Arid Regions of Central India for Soil Resource Management and Sustainable Agriculture

    Prakash R. Kadu and V. K. Kharche

    Mapping and Characterization of Salt Affected Soils for Reclamation and Management: A Case Study from the Trans-Gangetic Plain of India

    A. K. Mandal, Ranbir Singh, P. K. Joshi, and D. K. Sharma

    Characterization of Coastal Soils for Enhancement of Productivity and Livelihood Security: A Case Study from Coastal Plains of West Bengal, India

    S. K. Gangopadhyay, S. K. Reza, S. Mukhopadhyay, D. C. Nayak, and S. K. Singh

    Assessment of Land Degradation Vulnerability: A Case Study from Part of Western Ghats and West Coast of India

    K. S. Anil Kumar, M. Lalitha, Sidharam Patil, B. Kalaiselvi, K. M. Nair, and S. K. Singh

    Major and Trace Element Geochemistry in Ferruginous Soils Developed Under Hot Humid Malabar Region, India

    P. N. Dubey, B. P. Bhaskar, P. Chandran, B. Singh, and B. K. Mishra

    Geospatial Tools and Techniques in Land Resource Inventory

    Suresh Kumar

    Morphometric Analysis Using GIS Techniques: A Case Study from Basaltic Terrain of Central India

    Nisha Sahu, G. P.Obi Reddy, Nirmal Kumar, M. S. S. Nagaraju, Rajeev Srivastava, and S. K. Singh

    Digital Terrain Analysis and Geomorhological Mapping Using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Case Study from Central India

    B. S. Manjare, Priti Jambhulkar, M. A. Padhye, and S. S. Girhe

    Time Series Satellite Data and GIS for Crop Acreage Estimation: A Case Study from Central India

    A. R. Pimpale, P. B. Rajankar, S. B. Wadatkar, and I. K. Ramteke

    Assessment of Gross Primary Productivity in Semi Arid Agricultural Region of Central India Using Temporal Modis Data

    Jugal Kishore Mani, A. O. Varghese, and A. K. Joshi

    Land Suitability Evaluation for Soybean Using Temporal Satellite Data and GIS: A Case Study from Central India

    Nirmal Kumar, G. P. Obi Reddy, S. Chatterji, Rajeev Srivastava, and S. K. Singh

    Geospatial Technologies in Development of Soil Information System and Prototype Geoportal

    G. P. Obi Reddy, S. K. Singh, Nirmal Kumar, C. Mandal, Rajeev Srivastava, A. K. Maji, and Dipak Sarkar

    Geo-Referenced Soil Fertility Monitoring for Optimized Fertilizer Use: A Case Study from Semi-Arid Region of Western India

    R. N. Katkar, V. K. Kharche, S. R. Lakhe, U. D. Ikhe, A. B. Age, and D. V. Mali

    Assessment of Soil Fertility Status in Soybean Growing Soils: A Case Study from Semi-Arid Region of Central India

    A. S. Gajare and A. S. Dhawan

    Soil Acidity and Poor Nutrient Status: Emerging Issues for Agricultural Land Use Planning in Jamtara District of Jharkhand

    A. K. Sahoo, S. K. Singh, D. C. Nayak, S. Mukhopadhyay, T. Banerjee, D. Sarkar, A. K. Sarkar, B. K. Agarwal, and D. K. Shahi

    Spatial Distribution of Available Nutrients in Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Grown Soils of Farmer Fields in Andhra Pradesh

    B. Vajantha, M. Umadevi, M. C. Patnaik, M. Rajkumar, M. Subbarao, and M. V. S. Naidu

    Management of Sodic Black Calcareous Soils: A Case Study from Central India

    A. O. Shirale, V. K. Kharche, R. S. Zadode, R. N. Katkar, B. P. Meena, and A. B. Age

    Impact of Land Configuration and Integrated Nutrient Management on Productivity of Rainfed Cotton in Vertisols of Central India

    V. V. Gabhane, Rupali Ghogare, M. B. Nagdeve, M. M. Ganvir, and A. B. Turkhede

    Impact of Tank Silt on Soil Quality and Crop Productivity in Rainfed Areas: A Case Study from Central India

    V. K. Kharche, S. M. Patil, D. V. Mali, S. M. Jadhao, A. O. Shirale, and R. N. Katkar

    Impact of Treated Domestic Sewage Water Irrigation on Soil Properties, Maize Yield and Plant Uptake: A Case Study from Nagpur City, Central India

    A. R. Mhaske, S. M. Taley, and R. N. Katkar

    Status of Land Use Planning in India

    N. G. Patil and S. K. Singh

    Land Resource Inventory Towards Village Level Agricultural Land Use Planning

    V. Ramamurthy, S. K. Singh, S. Chattaraj, G. P. Obi Reddy, and S. C. Ramesh Kumar

    A Decade of Bt Cotton in India: Land Use Changes and Other Socio-Economic Consequences

    M. V. Venugopalan, A. R. Reddy, K. R. Kranthi, M. S. Yadav, Vandana Satish, and Dhanashree Pable

    Land Evaluation for Rainfed Cotton: A Case Study from Central India

    Dhanashree Pable, S. Chatterji, T. K. Sen, M. V. Venugopalan, and J. D. Giri

    Nutrient Optima-Based Productivity Zonality and Rationale of Fertilizer Use in Citrus

    A. K. Srivastava and S. N. Das

    Impact of Mahatma Gandhi Nregs on Land Use Pattern and Natural Resource Management in Drought Prone Rayalaseema Region of Andhra Pradesh, India

    V. Suresh Babu and G. Rajanikanth


    G.P. Obi Reddy, N.G. Patil, Arun Chaturvedi

    "Grouped into four sections, namely land resource inventory and characterization; geospatial technologies in land resource mapping and management; soil nutrient status and management; and land use planning and livelihood security. I appreciate and congratulate the editors of the volume for this excellent achievement. . . . Extremely valuable for students, researchers, planners and policymakers. . . . Highly beneficial for the better understanding of the land resources and to formulate future research, development, and extension programs in optimizing land resources for sustainable agricultural land use planning."

    —From the Foreword by Alok K. Sikka, Deputy Director General (NRM), Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India

    "First of its kind. Edited by eminent scholars in their respective fields, the volume’s main thrust is the sustainable management of natural resources by employing the latest techniques. It is very interesting to link the nutrient status with managerial skills for livelihood security. Moreover, now with the fast-changing global scenario, the geospatial techniques will help to generate data more quickly and accurately for land resource mapping and management, which is amply documented and effectively explained. This publication of high academic caliber definitely will be of immense use for teachers, research scholars, students and planners."

    —Dr. G. S. Sidhu, Former National Consultant, Soil Health Card Programme, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, New Delhi, and Former Head & Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning, Regional Centre Delhi, India