Irrigation and Soil Salinity in the Indian Subcontinent: Past and Present

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Lehigh University Press, 2005 - 404 pagini
This book deals with the development of irrigation in the subcontinent since the beginning of settled agriculture, and its possible connections with the occurrence of salinity and alkalinity in irrigated lands.
 

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Cuprins

Preface
7
Acknowledgments
11
Abbreviations and Acronyms
13
General Features of the Indian Subcontinent
17
Water Resources of the Subcontinent and Their Management
39
History of Irrigation up to 1858
63
Irrigation Works of the British and PostIndependence Period
86
Soils of the Subcontinent and Sources of Salt Accretion
127
Irrigation and Soil Salinity The Connection
199
Nature and Distribution of Saltlands and Their Native Flora
224
Research into Saltlands
253
Reclamation and Management of Saltlands and Saline Irrigation
301
Plantation Forestry and Other Uses of Saltlands
326
Glossary of Uncommon Terms
347
References
350
Index
371

Irrigated Agriculture and Waterlogging
157

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Pagina 19 - ... or appearance of water. They who saw it in time easily escaped ; they who did not, were inevitably lost. It was a horrible mess of foul water, carcases of soldiers, peasants, war-steeds, Camels, prostitutes, tents, mules, asses, trees, and household furniture, in short, every item of existence jumbled together in one flood...
Pagina 369 - STAFF. 1954. Diagnosis and Improvement of Saline and Alkali Soils.

Despre autor (2005)

Nirmal T. Singh is a former director of the Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, and the Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair.

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