The depletion of land resources is one of the greatest challenges for mankind in this millennium. Shrinking land resources, weather aberrations, deterioration of land quality, and the globalization and liberalization of market economies have become intertwined to influence the sustainable management of land resources and land use plans. This important volume, Sustainable Management of Land Resources: An Indian Perspective, addresses these challenges. This comprehensive volume, covering important research, much of it gathered with the use of new technology, tools, and applications, is organized into four sections: (add bullets)

  • land resource inventory and characterization
  • geospatial technologies in land resource mapping and management
  • soil nutrient status and management
  • land use planning and livelihood security

The volume looks at how scientists translate their knowledge and experience in sustainable land resources and management into implementable policy decisions, with a particular focus on India. Since India is an agrarian economy, the land resources assume a very critical role affecting the livelihood of a vast majority of populace in the country. The information gathered—and the methods by which it is gathered—is applicable globally.

This comprehensive publication will be highly useful for the researchers, academicians, extension workers, policymakers, planners, officials of land resources survey, planning and management institutions/agencies/departments, and others.

part I|226 pages

Land Resource Inventory and Characterization

part II|172 pages

Geospatial Technologies in Land Resource Mapping and Management

part III|179 pages

Soil Nutrient Status and Management

part IV|145 pages

Land Use Planning and Livelihood Security