Renewable Energy Education
¬® Skill Development Initiatives, Status, Programs & Progress in Renewable Energy in India
¬® Status of Renewable Energy Education at University Level in India
¬® Renewable Energy Awareness Programme and its Methodology
¬® Entrepreneurship Development in the Field of Solar Photovoltaics
¬® Activities on Renewable Energy for School Children
¬® Evolution of Renewable Energy Policy in India ¬® Renewable Energy in India ‚Äď Policy, Progress and Roadmap ¬® Renewable Energy Policies, Schemes and Incentives ¬® Renewable Energy Policy and Finance in India ¬® Shifting the Narrative Towards Mainstreaming Clean Energy in India‚Äôs Power Mix ¬® Mainstreaming Renewable Energy in Indian electricity system: Sustaina-bility and Policy Imperatives ¬® Policies for Hydropower development in India ¬® Accelerating Energy Efficiency in India ¬®Informing the international negotiations on climate: Benchmarking of India‚Äôs national contributions post COP-21
¬® Basic Concepts
¬® Soil Survey and Mapping
¬® Soil Classification
¬® Land Evaluation
¬® Land Degradation
¬® Land Use Planning
¬® Soils of India
¬® Suggested Reading
¬® Plant tolerance to abiotic stress: A physiological approach ¬® Abiotic stress signal perception: Receptors and its role ¬® Role of transcription factors in abiotic stress management ¬® Proteomic approaches for the analysis of salt tolerance in plant ¬® Signaling and uptake mechanisms of nitrogen and potassium under nutrient stress in plants ¬® Heat stress responses in plants: Insight into physiological and molecular mechanisms ¬® Bio-engineering of osmolytes production in plants: A novel approach to counter abiotic stress ¬® Genetic engineering of stay green traits for development of drought tolerant crops ¬® Role of microbes in mitigating effect of abiotic stress in agriculture ¬® Abiotic Stress in Rice: Mechanism of Adaptation
¬® Drought adaptive traits in rice: Need for comprehensive approach ¬® Abiotic stresses and Vegetable production in Tropical Islands ¬® Genetic engineering of groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea L.) for abiotic stress Tolerance: Challenges and prospects ¬® Abiotic stress responses in sugarcane ¬® Cocoa (Theobroma cacao l.) towards climate resilient horticulture ¬® Abiotic Stresses ‚Äďmanagement and mitigation in fruit crops ¬® Physiological and breeding approaches for abiotic stress in cotton ¬® Soil and water conservation measures in resource scarce dryland areas: a way to mitigate abiotic stresses in climate change scenario
¬® Climate change research in agriculture: Role of crop simulation models ¬® Physiology and molecular biology of waterlogging tolerance in crop plants ¬® Impact of climate change on quality of cereals and oilseed crops ¬® Physiological approaches for sustaining maize productivity under abiotic stresses ¬® Photosynthesis and water use efficiency in C3 and C4 crops under elevated CO2 and temperature ¬® Physiological constraints limiting photosynthesis and grain growth in wheat under elevated temperature ¬® Bioprospecting of genes for changing global climate ¬® Excess water: Impact on physiological adaptations in crop plants ¬® Climate change impacts on rice productivity ¬® Impact of elevated CO2 and temperature on crop-weed interaction ¬® Vulnerability of trees and fruit crops to climate change ¬® Impact of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration on horticultural crops productivity ¬® Effect of climate change on oil palm plantations ¬® Physiology of nitrogen fixation in legumes under elevated CO2 ¬® Interactive effects of nitrogen and elevated CO2 on crop plants ¬® Plant responses to elevated carbon dioxide and phosphate nutrition ¬® Nutrient dynamics in rhizosphere under impending climate change ¬® Simulation of effect of biotic stresses on crop productivity under climate change scenario ¬® Potential effects of climate change on insect pest dynamics
The compendium on ‚ÄúStatistics of Pulses‚ÄĚ is comprised on 261 tables on various aspects of production of pulses on global, national and within India at state levels; availability and import and export of pulses; nutritional values of important pulses; irrigated area under pulses; response of pulses to rhizobium inculcation; varieties developed, possessing resistance/tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses and special traits suiting to different ecologies; projections on demand of pulses up to 2030; seed requirement and strategy to enhance the breeder, foundation and certified seeds; developmental activities to enhance the production of pulses through productivity increase and area expansion; and research infrastructure to take up herculean task to meet the pulses requirement of the nation. This compendium covered as many as 23 grain legumes, meeting the need of grains, vegetable, fodder, industrial medicinal and soil health. This compendium will help the students, teachers and extension/developmental workers in getting the statistical information on pulses in concise form.
In this monogram 23 grain legumes have been described which are grown in different parts of India. Of these, nine are major ones Viz. Chickpea, Pigeon pea , Urd bean, Mung bean, Horse gram, Moth bean, Grass pea, Lentils and Field pea. There are fourteen more grain legumes Viz., cowpea, cluster bean, hyacinth bean, jack bean, broad bean jombi pea, Rajmash, broad bean, lima bean, rice bean winged bean, velvet bean, adzuki bean and Pillipesara which are grown sporadically for special purpose (gain, Vegetate, fodder industrial and medicinal. Two grain legumes (soybean and groundnut) have not been included in this monogram as they are basically oilseed crops.
The first chapter on introduction is comprised of importance of Pulses and their status in the world, cheap source of quality protein, infrastructure of research on Pulses in India and history of creation of Indian institute of Pulses research. Second chapter described the role of rhizobium in pulses production and there are two more aspects (biochemistry of nitrogen fixation, assessment of nitrogen fixation). The third chapter covered the pulses production scenario in India and its status in the world.
Fourth chapter described each pulse in respect of origin, area, adaptation, production, botanical description, genetics and inheritance and varietal development. Crop production technology of each Pulse have been dealts with in respect of properties of land, sowing time, seed rate, spacing, harvesting and threshing along with water, weed and nutrient requirement and disease and insect pest management.
The fifth chapter deals with seed production in respect of nucleus, breeder, foundation and certified seeds and GOI‚Äôs initiatives for increasing the seed production by creating seed hubs in the country, the future seed requirement has also been projected. In the sixth chapter, opportunities of pulses production for nutritional security and sustainability of crop production have been narrated. The constraints in pulses production have been described in the seventh chapter.
In the eight chapter the measures for increasing production of pulses through productivity enhancement and area expansion have been suggested. The details of the activity of national food security mission on pulses launched by GOI for enhancing the pulses, production and the necessary measures have been discussed in chapter nine.
¬® Nature and Agriculture¬® Soil Survey, Land Resource Inventory and Evaluation¬® Land Evaluation and Interpretive Classifications¬® Natural Resources of NE States ¬® Resource Constraints¬® Approach for Sustainable Agricultural Development¬® Conservation and Management of Natural Resources