The concept of integrated and participatory watershed management has emerged as the cornerstone of rural development in the dry, semi-arid and other rainfed regions of the world. Most watershed projects in India are implemented with the twin objectives of soil and water conservation and enhancing the livelihoods of the rural poor.

The term, 'environment', has many connotations. In this paper, by 'environment' we mean the natural environment, which encompasses all the biotic and abiotic elements that form our surroundings, that is, the air, the land, the water, the forests, the seas.

The horticulture sector encompasses a wide range of crops, e.g., fruit crops, vegetable crops, potato and tuber crops, ornamental crops, medicinal and aromatic crops, spices and plantation crops. India, with its wide variability of climate and soil, is highly favourably placed for growing a large number of horticultural crops.

This paper deals with agricultural development and policies in mountains and hills in the Himalayan region. Mountain agriculture (instead of being confined to field crops as in the case of the prime land in plains) is an integrated system of resource usage, linking various land-based activities.

Food prices are supposed to be driving the current inflationary spiral. The analysis here shows that it is

The present study was taken up during 2007-08 in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Stratified random sampling was adopted to select the respondents. A total of 480 respondents were selected from 16 villages across four mandals of the East Godavari district. The selected mandals are predominantly shrimp farming areas, with optimum salinity and excellent irrigation facilities.

India is the second largest producer of mulberry raw silk, next only to China accounting more than 15 per cent of the global raw silk production. This study was carried out in Tamil Nadu, which is one of the largest silk producing states in India.

The quantitative analysis of agricultural production systems has become an important step in the formulation of agricultural policy. A number of empirical studies have attempted to investigate producer responsiveness to product and input price changes, to estimate economics of scale, to assess the relative efficiency, and to measure the impact of technological change.

Livestock sector plays a significant role in the rural economy of India. It contributes about 5 per cent of the total gross domestic product (GDP) and one-fourth of the agricultural GDP. The sector is unique in terms of employment opportunities as two-thirds of female workforce in rural India is engaged in livestock rearing.

Fish is an important item of food to almost all the people (about 95 per cent) of Tripura. There were about 93,870 fish farmers in the state during 2001-02. The present average production from culture fish in the state is very low which needs to be increased to make the state self-sufficient in fish production.