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Published by All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture in Hyderabad .
Written in English


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Statementedited by G. Subba Reddy ... [et al.].
The Physical Object
Pagination173 p.
Number of Pages173
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Open LibraryOL25068494M
LC Control Number2011350308

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  Watershed management practices are adopted in rainfed regions of the world, including India to alleviate the agro-ecological problems and to improve the productivity in these regions (Dile et al., , Kroeger et al., , Reddy et al., , Singh et al., , Vema et al., ). India must focus on rainfed farming. There was a time when it was said that the Indian budget was a gamble on the monsoons. That is not the case any more, with industrial production soaring and agriculture on the margins. Irrigation allows farmers to grow a second, often higher-value, crop, such as fruits and vegetables that are more sensitive to water-stress. Once farmers are able to grow more lucrative crops, they are on the road to livelihood and food security. In several regions of the world rainfed agriculture generates among the world’s highest yields. the form of a book, “Manual on Contingency Agriculture Plan”. I hope that the document will be helpful to those involved in planning and promoting contingency measures including the NICRA KVKs of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra. (ar) Dated the 7th October, Hyderabad.