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
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.
¬® Reproductive ecology of Impatiens pulcherrima Dalzell (Balsaminaceae) - An endemic balsam of Western Ghats, India ¬® Impact of some nutrients on in vitro pollen germination of Croton tiglium L. ¬® Permian palyno-flora from Barakar and Supra-Barakar sediments of Talcher Coalfield, Son-Mahanadi Basin, Odisha, India ¬® Wattakaka volubilis (Asclepiadaceae) - Floral biology and its role as a larval host plant for the nymphalid butterfly, Tirumala limniace ¬® A study on morphometrics, floral rewards and floral calendar of the Rock honey bee, Apis dorsata F. in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India ¬® A study on morphology and feeding ecology of the blister beetle, Mylabris pustulata Thunberg (Coleoptera: Meloidae) ¬® An ecological study of pollination and seed dispersal in some tropical herbaceous species of Rubiaceae family
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.
¬® Introduction ¬® Crimes in Ancient Times¬® A Peek into Toxicology ¬® Plant Poisons used in Criminal Abortions, Female Foeticides and Female Infanticides ¬® Role of Plant Drugs in Homicides and Suicides ¬® Narcotics and Intoxicants in the World of Crimes ¬® Alcohol ‚Äď A Grave Crime Weapon ¬® Tobacco Habit ‚Äď The Insidious Societal Crime¬® Drug Addiction ‚Äď A Crime Factor ¬® Drug Trafficking and Smuggling ‚Äď The Crimes that Network the Nations ¬® Plant Materials used in Various Other Offences ¬® Forensic Poisoning and Animal Poisoning ¬® Adulteration of Food and Other Commodities ¬® Bioterrorism ¬® Forensic Botany ¬® Concluding Remarks