This book depicts the world's desert ecosystems and describe in depth the Indian desert, its resources, different production systems including forestry, agroforestry, agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, mining, industries, etc. It also deals with the efforts made in alleviating hunger and poverty and bringing greenary and grainary to desert inhabitants through large scale afforestation, technological advances in sustainable development of resources, promoting awareness and education of local masses and by promoting international and national concerns on anti desertification programs and policies.
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GLOBAL DESERT SCENARIO
GREAT INDIAN DESERT THE THAR DESERT
MAJOR PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
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Acacia nilotica Acacia senegal Acacia tortilis afforestation agricultural agroforestry agroforestry systems animals annual arid region arid zone Azadirachta indica Barmer Bikaner Bikaner district breeding Calligonum Calotropis procera canal Capparis decidua Cassia cattle Cenchrus Churu ciliaris climatic crude protein Delhi desert area desert region desertification districts ecological environmental Eucalyptus forest forestry fruit crops Ganganagar grasses ground water growth Gujarat Gupta Haryana Hects IGNP important improvement increase Indian Desert industries irrigation Jaisalmer Jalore Jhunjhunu Jodhpur Khejri land Lasiurus Linn Linnaeus livestock mcft mineral mining moisture Nagaur nummularia open cast Pali pasture development perennial plantation population Prakash production programme Prosopis cineraria Prosopis juliflora rainfall Research river Roonwal root saline Salvadora oleoides sand dune stabilisation seedlings seeds shelterbelts shrub Sikar Singh suitable surface Table Tamarix tannins Tecomella undulata termites Thar Desert tonnes tree species vegetation water resources western Rajasthan wind yield Zizyphus