Restorative forestry and agroforestry in hot arid region of India: A review

The hot arid regions of India in economically and environmentally disadvantaged part of the country with unique problems. These, ecosystems are highly fragile and large liabilities causing severe impediments in development programmes. Despite of hostile conditions, Indian hot arid zone are fairly well vegetated and tree species diversity perhaps much higher in comparison of hot arid zones of other parts of the world.