Horticultural Development in Hills
This book is of great value in the field of fruit cultivation and its development in the mountainous area particularly in the Alaknanda Basin of Uttaranchal Himalaya. The study deals with the present potential of horticulture under the presence of favourable geographical conditions. The contribution of the government agencies and people?s interest towards its cultivation is also to elaborate in this book. The basin is divided into different fruit zones according to climatic conditions, soil texture, ample water supply and uses of modern technology. Research and technology in the field of fruit cultivation are discussed in detil. A broadbased conclusion has been done after the study and suggestions have been made for the steady development of the hilly terrain.
Vishwambhar Prasad Sati (b. 1966) did M.A. in Geography with First Class from Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttaranchal, in 1989 and obtained a doctorate in 1992. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as ‘Field Investigator’ in a project funded by Department of Forest and Environment, Government of Uttar Pradesh and qualified in the ‘National Eligibility Test (NET). In 1993-94 he was Research Fellow in the Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development. In 1994, the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission selected him as an Assistant Professor of Geography. He has published more than 50 research articles in national and international journals and newspapers. He is corresponding member of International Geographical Union (IGU) and Life Member of many other research societies and has participated in a number of national and international seminars, symposia and workshops. He has also organised a national seminar. Presently, he is working on three major projects: Project Director of ICSSR-funded project, Principal Investigator of UGC-funded major project, Principal Investigator of MP Council of Science and Technology-funded project. He has already completed one project. He has published six books on different aspects of environment and development. In 2000, he presented a research paper at the 29th Session of International Geography Congress in Seoul (Korea) where he chaired the session on ‘Contradictions between Economic Development and Environmental Management’. In 2002, he presented a research paper in the International Geographical Union Regional Congress, Durban, South Africa.
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