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Cover for Scaling-up of science-led development - Sir Dorabji Tata Trust initiative.

Soil health mapping in Sir Dorabji Tata Trust-supported initiative across 16 districts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, India showed widespread deficiencies of sulfur, boron, zinc and phosphorus. Soil test-based balanced nutrient management recorded yield benefit of 10-40%, while the integrated...

Author(s)
Girish Chander; Pathak, P.; Wani, S. P.; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Dasgupta, S. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative.

Rainfed agriculture in low-rainfall areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is characterized by high risks from drought, degraded natural resources and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Under corporate social responsibility, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Gurugram,...

Author(s)
Prabhakar Pathak; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Aviraj Datta; Nagaraju Budama
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Opportunities for water harvesting and supplemental irrigation for improving rainfed agriculture in semi-arid areas.

This chapter discusses the research results and experiences gained in runoff harvesting and supplemental irrigation in the semiarid tropical (SAT) regions of India and Africa. Topics covered include: traditional tank irrigation in SAT India; assessment of adequate water availability in tanks at...

Author(s)
Pathak, P.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Wani, S. P.; Sachan, R. C.; Sudi, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measurable biophysical indicators for impact assessment: changes in soil quality.

This paper discusses with examples from recent literature the use of biophysical indicators in monitoring the impact of natural resource management (NRM) interventions on soil quality attributes. The use of simulation modelling to assess the long-term effects of NRM interventions on soil quality...

Author(s)
Pathak, P.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Rego, T. J.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measurable biophysical indicators for impact assessment: changes in water availability and quality.

The impact of agricultural and natural resource management (NRM) practices on water quantity and quality are examined. The various biophysical indicators proposed to assess surface and groundwater quantity and quality impacts of agricultural and NRM interventions are discussed with examples drawn...

Author(s)
Sahrawat, K. L.; Padmaja, K. V.; Pathak, P.; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indian Vertisols: ICRISAT's research impact - past, present and future.

This chapter outlines the history of the research initiated by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics which aimed at increasing the production from Vertisols. This research quickly focused on the need for an approach that recognized the development at the watershed...

Author(s)
Myers, R. J. K.; Pathak, P.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Efficient management of rainwater for increased crop productivity and groundwater recharge in Asia.

Rainwater is the main source of water for agriculture but its current use efficiency for crop production ranges between only 30 and 45%. Annually, 300-800 mm of seasonal rainfall are not used productively, as the rainfall becomes surface runoff or deep drainage. The International Crops Research...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Pathak, P.; Sreedevi, T. K.; Singh, H. P.; Singh, P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996691)
Type
Book chapter

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