Natural resources are depleting at alarming rates because of their irrational use pattern. Although, utilization of resources is an intrinsic component of the process of development yet, over exploitation of natural resources has led to environmental degradation and change in pattern of rural economy. Rural communities, in particular, are greatly affected by the increasing use of natural resources. To many of them, development is about livelihood and survival rather than increasing productivity and accumulation of wealth. Management of natural resources seems to be the only way forward to sustain the livability of rural communities. It also requires collaborative works from various stakeholders as the use and un-use of natural resources depend upon a number of factors including historical, political, economic, social and cultural. Through the substantial holistic approach and concrete framework for policy research could be conceptualized, planned and implemented.
The book contains 109 chapters which are published in three volumes. The first volume is devoted to the theme, ânatural resources use pattern, management and policy perspectivesâ in which 22 chapters are incorporated. The second volume contains 37 chapters and the theme is âagriculture and livelihood sustainabilityâ. The third volume has three sections; the first one is âclimate changeâ with nine chapters. It is followed by the second section âpopulation and socio-economic developmentâ which also contains nine chapters. The last section is interdisciplinary in nature in which 32 chapters are incorporated. The whole book comprises chapters from different disciplines such as Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences and Medical Sciences and thus the authors of proceedingsâ chapters are divers in nature and they contributed chapters from different respective fields.
1.Overview on processing and utilization of palms and cocoa 2.Processing and value addition technologies of tender coconut 3.Processing and value addition technologies of mature coconuts 4. Kalparasa (Coconut inflorescence sap) and its value addition 5.Processing and value addition of arecanut 6.Processing of cocoa and its value addition 7.By product utilization of coconut, arecanut and cocoa processing
8.Biochemical and quality standards in processing and value addition of coconut, arecanut and cocoa 9.Economic and marketing aspects of product diversification and value chain up-gradation in the coconut sector
10.Post harvest technology of palmyrah
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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 GOIâs 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.
The compendium on âStatistics of Pulsesâ 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.
Introduction*Geography of Uttarakhand Himalaya*Cultural History of Uttarakhand Himalaya*Social Structure and Caste System*Cultural Identity of Uttarakhand Himalaya*Major Pilgrimages and Cultural Integration: Past and Present*Temples of Uttarakhand Himalaya*Gods, Goddesses and Folk Deities*Fairs and Festivals*Folk Songs, Dances and Musical Instruments*Cultural Procession (Jatar)*Cultural Realms*Geography and Culture*Culture and Geography*Case Study of Selected Villages and Tribal Communities
In this issue, Original research relating to reproductive Ecology of some tropical plants, plant-butterfly interactions, airspace, anti-bacterial activity of certain plants and acrobatics of some pollinators for food Acquisition, and also review work on the technological innovations for beekeeping development has been included. The work presented in this issue is a valuable contribution to the existing knowledge as well as for certain practical applications.