IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jan 1, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 500 pages
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This book fills the need for an up-to-date comprehensive text on irrigation water management for students of agriculture both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The scope of the book makes it a useful reference for courses in agricultural engineering, agronomy, soil science, agricultural physics and environmental sciences. It can also serve as a valuable guidebook to persons working with farming communities.The coverage in fifteen chapters brings out different aspects of irrigation including irrigation situation in the world, rainfall, evaporation, water wealth and progressive development of irrigation in India, measurement of soil water and irrigation water, methods of irrigation, irrigation with saline water, formulating cropping pattern in irrigated area and management of high water table.

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himachal is rich in water resources. even rivulets flow from hills of tutu and jutogh near SIMLA.
WHAT SCHEMES ARE UNDER EXECECUTION OR IN PLANNING ARE NOT KNOWN.
PERHAPS LOAD OF NEAR BY VILLAES CAN BE MET BY INSTALLATION OF MICRO HYDO PLANTS.
WIND POWER IS ANTHER SOURCE AVAILABLE IN HIMACHAL.

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About the author (2001)

DILIP KUMAR MAJUMDAR, D.Phil. (Agriculture), is formerly Professor of Agronomy and Principal (Dean), Institute of Agriculture, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. An M.Sc. (Agronomy) from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, and D.Phil. (Agriculture) from the University of Calcutta, Prof. Majumdar has four decades of teaching experience in Agronomy. He has guided a number of Ph.D. and M.Sc. students in Agronomy and Water Management.

He has been Consultant in the Ministry of HRD, GoI, for formulation of a project to establish the Council of Rural Higher Education and University of Rural Education in India. He possesses seven years of experience in rural development under Government of Tripura. He also served as Member of Tripura State Planning Board. He is a Life Member of a number of scientific societies including Indian Society of Agronomy and Indian Science Congress Association.

He has published 67 research papers in Agronomy of Crops and Water Management in reputed national and international journals and authored a successful university-level textbook. 

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