The concept of successful ageing took a new turn and gained global attention with the introduction of â€śActive Ageingâ€ť by WHO. WHO (2002) stresses on the need for integrating multiple domains of well-being into a unitary model of active ageing that covers economic, social, physical, personal, behavioural and health related aspects of ageing. However, this holistic approach is often inaccessible to most of the seniors. The holistic approach towards ageing presses for the need of relevant intervention strategies. The very idea of active ageing often tends to be alien to the current models as the emphasis is largely on the medical model where physical fitness is considered to be the major mandate of well-being of the older people; often leaving behind other important aspects which play equally significant roles. For instance, economic dependence has been identified as a major subjective concern of older people which in turn has implications on social and psychological domains. An effective strategy must therefore incorporate active ageing as the central theme covering all domains effectively. Hence papers on the theme were invited to make sure that novel ideas towards the attainment of active ageing evolve through scientific research. The papers concentrated on areas such as Music and Well-Being among Elderly Population, Decremental Model of Ageing, Tribal Elderly, Gerontological Social Work Practice with Tribal Elderly in India, Religion and Positive Ageing, Female Elderly Commercial Sex Workers, Prevalence of Dementia in India and Management of Dementia through Active Ageing, Ageing represented in Literature, Ageing and Health Conditions, Modern Day Adaptations of Gerontological Theories and Representation of Ageing in Social Work Curriculum. This compilation of works that focuses on multiple facets of active ageing deciphers the possibility of ageing actively in the post modern era.
Agriculture and allied sectors are known to be the mainstay of the Indian economy, which provides food and nutrition to 1.3 billion people and creates forward and backward opportunities to support 60% of Indian population contributing about 16% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India. Research efforts put forth by scientists cutting across the disciplines coupled with policy support by government have proved the potential of entrepreneurship opportunities in agriculture. This book provides consolidated information on such agri-entrepreneurship options which provides scope for employment of youth, enhancing income and decent livelihood in agriculture and allied sector along with information on process of establishment, financing and other useful tools.
The book contains 21 chapters pertaining to wide range of topics on entrepreneurship opportunities and its developmental process covering almost all sectors of agriculture including, areas such as Basmati Rice export, seed production, fruits and vegetable processing, ornamental aquaculture, floriculture, protected horticulture, piggery, poultry, dairy, bee keeping, yak rearing, goatary, mushroom production and use of Information Communication Tools (ICTs). This book is expected to stimulate the interest of the students, researchers, youth involved in agriculture and policy makers for further advancement in widening window of opportunities in agri-entrepreneurship.
Plant diseases are one of the major biotic factors, which destroy around 10-20% of crop produce during pre and post-harvest stages. Farmers apply high doses of pesticides to control pests and diseases, but the treatments often fail to give an economic return because of late application and/or poor quality of the pesticide. This situation warrants evolving appropriate plant protection strategies so as to minimize pesticide input in agriculture, and to make the plant protection strategies economical and ecofriendly. In this direction, bio-intensive approaches may work as an effective and alternate option to chemical pesticides, and may offer economical and sustainable solutions of plant disease problems. The book, â€śBio-intensive approaches: application and effectiveness in plant diseases managementâ€ť presents elaborated and updated information on non-chemical and integrated methods of pests and plant disease management. The volume embodies 25 chapters covering major diseases of agriculturally important crops, highlighting the application and effectiveness of bio-intensive methods of their management, especially biological and cultural methods as well as the biotechnological and nano-technological tools. The present book shall serve as an important reference source and would provide field orientated and detailed information, highly useful to students, scientists, faculties, entrepreneurs, industrialists, planners and others intend to devise and develop bio-intensive modules for management of diseases in food and medicinal crops.
Pests and diseases are one of the major biotic factors, which destroy around 30-40% of crop produce during pre and post-harvest stages. Farmers apply high doses of pesticides to control pests and diseases, but the treatments often fail to give an economic return because of late application and/or poor quality of the pesticide. This situation warrants evolving appropriate plant protection strategies so as to minimize pesticide input in agriculture, and to make the plant protection strategies economical and ecofriendly. In this direction, bio-intensive approaches may work as an effective and alternate option to chemical pesticides, and may offer sustainable solutions of agricultural pests and diseases. The book, â€śBio-intensive approaches: application and effectiveness in the management of plant nematodes, insects and weedsâ€ť presents elaborated and updated information on non-chemical and integrated methods of pests and disease management in agricultural crops. The volume embodies 25 chapters covering major diseases of agriculturally important crops, highlighting the application and effectiveness of bio-intensive methods of their management, especially biological and cultural methods as well as the biotechnological and nano-technological tools. The present book shall serve as an important reference source and would provide field orientated and detailed information, highly useful to students, scientists, faculties, entrepreneurs, industrialists, planners and others intend to devise and develop bio-intensive modules for management of diseases, insect pests and weeds in food, fibre and medicinal crops.
Biological Control of Crop Diseases: Recent Advances and Perspectives Part: 1 Horticultural Crops, Part 2: Cereals, Pulses, Oil seeds and other corps presents up-to-date research findings on crop disease management to provide with a single-source reference text for developing a sustainable ecosystem that doesn't depend on harmful and unhealthy agrochemicals. The Comprehensive research articles in this book represents the key subjects covered by invited authors. This unique book presnets fresh ideas and innovative strategies for finding meaningful solutions to the problems of disease control and provides an excellent source of currently used bioconrol agents (BCA) for Management of major corp diseases and their potential use in agricultural crop production in India. It is an invaluable reference resource for academics and extension scientists working the area of crop protection
This is the second volume in the series â€śBreeding Horticultural cropsâ€ť. This volume deals with Tropical fruits. There are eighteen chapters written by eminent fruit breeders of India. The chapters cover species and cultivars, cytogenetics, Genetic resources, Blossom biology, breeding objectives, approaches to crop improvement (introduction, selection, hybridization, mutation breeding, Polyploidy and breeding for specific traits), marker assisted selection.
The book has been edited by V.A.Parthasarathy, Sanjay Kumar Singh, S. Vinoth and C. Aswath.
Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) are globally used for the curative properties due to the presence of complex chemical substances belonging to diverse categories like alkaloids, glycosides, corticosteroids, essential oils, etc. However, with the changing climatic conditions and presence of various biotic and abiotic factors; huge gap exists between the demand and supply of raw materials. Amongst all the factors, cultivation of MAPs faces perilous damage from multifarious assemblage of microbes like bacteria, fungi, viruses, phytoplasmas, phytonematodes which pose serious threat to the total yield and bioactive potential of the plants. The present book entitled â€śDiseases of medicinal and aromatic plants and their managementâ€ť is thus a compilation of all possible scattered information which exhaustively outlines the important diseases of MAPs, their etiology with effective management strategies. The book has different chapters which extensively deals with information on the history of causal pathogen, the distribution range, symptoms, losses suffered, epidemiology and integrated pest management approaches involving cultural, chemical, biological and genetic resources being embraced across the globe. The book has authored chapters from the leading plant pathologists of India who have used extensive range of photographs, graphs and tables for making the content easy to understand not only for students but also to scientists, growers, extension workers and policy makers. Overall, the encyclopaedic nature of this books will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying courses offered on MAPs and will thus be an invaluable addition to any library.
Matheran is a hill station in the Indian state of Maharashtra, located in Sahyadri ranges of the northern extent of the Western Ghats, about 43 km east of the state's capital city Mumbai. Matheran lies between 18? 58' 48" N and 73? 16' 12" E. The average elevation of the area is 800 m from mean sea level, and covers a total geographical area of 21 kmÂ˛. The name is derived from two Marathi words 'mathe' means a head and 'ran', a wood or forest, i.e., the name Matheran means a 'wood-headed' or 'forest perched at the top'.
Matheran is an eco-sensitive region declared by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India on February 4, 2003. It is known for its salubrious climate and well-preserved colonial architecture. Matheran is floristically a very rich pocket with almost undisturbed vegetation, visited by a large number of tourists but vehicles are not allowed to this hill station. This book reports the occurrence of 743 species and 20 infraspecific taxa belonging to 438 genera under 121 families of Angiosperms and 1 species of Gymnosperm based on extensive botanical explorations in the area. The book has a map of the area and photographs of plants. For every taxon, up-to-date nomenclature and information on the habitat and phenology are provided. Artificial keys to the families, genera and species are provided for easy and correct identification.
This Flora will be most useful for students, researchers, foresters, agricultural scientists and in general to all the nature lovers who are concerned with the preservation and proper utilization of the plant wealth of our country.
There has been a tremendous improvement in ICT usage in various fields especially in agriculture research, education and extension. ICT has taken an enormous leap with public and private agencies efforts and investments in developing infrastructure and strong interest in spread of ICT. Need is to create more accessible, affordable and comprehensible media sources and applications so that the stakeholders can make maximum out of it. The book covers the importance of ICT in all the fields which have direct or indirect bearing on agriculture, with full attention to the stakeholders who are the actual users as well as who are the agents in making ICT and other advanced media as a catalyst for making path breaking changes in nation's agricultural and rural development. There are sixteen chapters in this book written by 34 authors who are professors, scientist, and experts working several years in this field. The book covers three most important dimensions viz. use of ICT and social media in e learning, skill development, and applications in real life. In this regard the book is unique and offering nascent content in ICT and skill development.