A study examined the dynamics of soil physical and chemical properties under different land use systems in parts of Chambal region of Rajasthan. Soils were sampled at surface (0-15cm) layer under (i) irrigated sorghum/soybean-wheat rotation for over 20 years, (ii) ten-years-old Leucaena leucocephala plantation, (iii) grasslands for >15 years with dominant spp of Hetropogan contortus and Dichanthium annulatum, (iv) over 20-years-old undisturbed forest of Prosospis juliflora and shrubs and (v) twelveyears-old Acacia senegal plantation.

An attempt was made to investigate the influence of different doses of nitrogen on growth and yield of pearlmillet under irrigated and non-irrigated in semi-arid region of Delhi with an aim to determine the optimum levels of N under two different moisture situations (irrigated and non-irrigated).

A study of ground water of industrial zone of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh has been carried out to examine quality of water for drinking purposes. The samples were collected from bore wells, tubewells, hand pumps and jet pumps. The data was analyzed for various physico-chemical parameters.

Agricultural diversification has been a well established traditional farming strategy adopted individually or collectively by Indian farmer or farming communities since time immemorial to minimize risk associated with specialized production system and to ensure household food security. The state of Chhattisgarh has launched a massive crop diversification programme to support double cropping, facilitate shift in cropping pattern towards cash crops and support development of non-farm allied services.