2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/614829
Title:
Soil Conservation Issues in India
Authors:
Bhattacharyya, Ranjan; Ghosh, Birendra; Dogra, Pradeep; Mishra, Prasanta; Santra, Priyabrata; Kumar, Suresh; Fullen, Michael A.; Mandal, Uttam; Anil, Kokkuvayil; Lalitha, Manickam; Sarkar, Dibyendu; Mukhopadhyay, Dibyendu; Das, Krishnendu; Pal, Madan; Yadav, Rajbir; Chaudhary, Ved; Parmar, Brajendra
Abstract:
Despite years of study and substantial investment in remediation and prevention, soil erosion continues to be a major environmental problem with regard to land use in India and elsewhere around the world. Furthermore, changing climate and/or weather patterns are exacerbating the problem. Our objective was to review past and current soil conservation programmes in India to better understand how production-, environmental-, social-, economic- and policy-related issues have affected soil and water conservation and the incentives needed to address the most critical problems. We found that to achieve success in soil and water conservation policies, institutions and operations must be co-ordinated using a holistic approach. Watershed programmes have been shown to be one of the most effective strategies for bringing socio-economic change to different parts of India. Within both dryland and rainfed areas, watershed management has quietly revolutionized agriculture by aligning various sectors through technological soil and water conservation interventions and land-use diversification. Significant results associated with various watershed-scale soil and water conservation programmes and interventions that were effective for reducing land degradation and improving productivity in different parts of the country are discussed.
Citation:
Soil Conservation Issues in India 2016, 8 (6):565 Sustainability
Publisher:
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Journal:
Sustainability, 2016 8(6), 565
Issue Date:
18-Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/614829
DOI:
10.3390/su8060565
Additional Links:
http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/6/565
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2071-1050
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dc.contributor.authorBhattacharyya, Ranjanen
dc.contributor.authorGhosh, Birendraen
dc.contributor.authorDogra, Pradeepen
dc.contributor.authorMishra, Prasantaen
dc.contributor.authorSantra, Priyabrataen
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Sureshen
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.en
dc.contributor.authorMandal, Uttamen
dc.contributor.authorAnil, Kokkuvayilen
dc.contributor.authorLalitha, Manickamen
dc.contributor.authorSarkar, Dibyenduen
dc.contributor.authorMukhopadhyay, Dibyenduen
dc.contributor.authorDas, Krishnenduen
dc.contributor.authorPal, Madanen
dc.contributor.authorYadav, Rajbiren
dc.contributor.authorChaudhary, Veden
dc.contributor.authorParmar, Brajendraen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-27T14:34:24Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-27T14:34:24Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-18-
dc.identifier.citationSoil Conservation Issues in India 2016, 8 (6):565 Sustainabilityen
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050en
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su8060565-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/614829-
dc.description.abstractDespite years of study and substantial investment in remediation and prevention, soil erosion continues to be a major environmental problem with regard to land use in India and elsewhere around the world. Furthermore, changing climate and/or weather patterns are exacerbating the problem. Our objective was to review past and current soil conservation programmes in India to better understand how production-, environmental-, social-, economic- and policy-related issues have affected soil and water conservation and the incentives needed to address the most critical problems. We found that to achieve success in soil and water conservation policies, institutions and operations must be co-ordinated using a holistic approach. Watershed programmes have been shown to be one of the most effective strategies for bringing socio-economic change to different parts of India. Within both dryland and rainfed areas, watershed management has quietly revolutionized agriculture by aligning various sectors through technological soil and water conservation interventions and land-use diversification. Significant results associated with various watershed-scale soil and water conservation programmes and interventions that were effective for reducing land degradation and improving productivity in different parts of the country are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPI AG, Basel, Switzerlanden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/6/565en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Sustainabilityen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsoil erosion controlen
dc.subjectconservation agricultureen
dc.subjectcover cropping;en
dc.subjectenvironmental issues;en
dc.subjecteconomic issuesen
dc.subjectsocial issuesen
dc.titleSoil Conservation Issues in Indiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSustainability, 2016 8(6), 565en
dc.date.accepted2016-05-30-
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