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Combating Climate Change in India (Vol II) Protected Cultivation

Author Name: Dr. S. Raman | Format: Paperback | Genre : Outdoors & Nature | Other Details

Protected agriculture is one of the answers to address the issue of climate change in the field of agriculture. This aims not only to increase crop productivity but also the income of the farmers. Further, this technology provides scope for organic cultivation.

In the pursuit of developing technologies for combating climate change through protected agriculture and thereby increasing the crop productivity, many scientists are working throughout the country. The research on protective agriculture engulfs many aspects including greenhouse technology, shadenet cultivation, use of insect-proof nets, low and high tunnel technologies, mulching, vertical farming, micro irrigation and fertigation in protected agriculture, etc.

Though well-planned research and development activities are in progress since more than five decades in this country, the findings and technologies pertaining to protected agriculture developed are available in a  scattered manner. This book makes an attempt to compile as many technologies developed in this country as possible along with present government support for protected agriculture, so that the researchers, planners, policy makers and other stakeholders can plan their future approaches to make agriculture in India more sustainable under climate change and improve the overall economy of the farmers as well as the country.

The author hopes that this publication will be very useful for students, researchers and all other stakeholders in the field of protected agriculture for furtherance of their activities to improve the agricultural production and enhance the net profit for the farmers annually, resulting in doubling their income in the long run.

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Dr. S. Raman

Dr. Swaminathan Raman was born on the 26th of September 1942 in the erstwhile Madras Presidency. He has served the Gujarat Agricultural University in various capacities and s, retired as the Chief Scientist (Soil and Water Management Project) and Professor and Head of the Department of Soil and Water Management. He has got more than 34 years of experience in the field of teaching and research and 25 years of experience in the field of administration. His major areas of specialization include water resources management, protective cultivation reclamation of problematic soils, etc.

After superannuation, Dr. Raman has been consultant to different national and international organizations. 

Dr. Raman has got more than 200 research publications to his credit in addition to around 30 technical bulletins. He has coauthored Micro Irrigation: Economics and Outreach published by MacMillan Publishers. He recently published Combating Climate Change in India (Volume I), Use of Plastics in Water Resources Management. Published by Notion Press.

Recognizing the contribution of Dr. Raman to the farming and scientific community, he has been bestowed with many state- and national-level awards and recognitions. Dr. Raman has visited Egypt, Israel and the Netherlands as a member of different delegations of the Government of Gujarat/Government of India.