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Development Windows - Essays in Honor of Prof. V. M. Rao (Hardcover): R.S. Deshpande, K.V. Raju, S. M. Jharwal, D. Rajasekhar Development Windows - Essays in Honor of Prof. V. M. Rao (Hardcover)
R.S. Deshpande, K.V. Raju, S. M. Jharwal, D. Rajasekhar
R1,531 Discovery Miles 15 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The process of understanding development has its roots in the gathered wisdom and training of the elaborator/researcher. Basically the concept has manifold dimensions. Social Scientists have broadly come to terms with the concept of development flavoured with these make-believe borders of disciplines. This is likely to grow worse, if the interdisciplinary underpinnings are not kept in view. This volume makes an attempt to address some of the concerns confronted in literature by providing a partial peep through a few windows to observe development and these are studied by acclaimed social scientists from various disciplinary backgrounds. These windows are opened with a purpose and from an angle, keeping in view the widespread academic interests and research areas frequented by Prof. V.M. Rao, through his writings. Five areas are chosen here: aggregate economic development, agricultural development, irrigation development, poverty and issues of governance. The authors in unison argue for the necessity of a holistic understanding of an economy, society and further need for development of indigeneous way of thinking. It touches upon promising themes of development both at micro as well as macro-level to legitimise the well-deserved places for the issues among the imminent problems. Each of these windows gives us glimpses of different facets of development from the vantage point of the author as also a view from diverse angles, at the world of development. Though fragmented, one gets a picture of the seemingly continuum of development. The intention of this volume is to create an excellent collage of these views through different windows.

Harnessing Dividends from Drylands - Innovative Scaling up with Soil Nutrients (Hardcover): K.V. Raju, Suhas P. Wani Harnessing Dividends from Drylands - Innovative Scaling up with Soil Nutrients (Hardcover)
K.V. Raju, Suhas P. Wani; Contributions by Kanwar Sahrawat, Girish Chander, G. Pardhasaradhi, …
R2,904 Discovery Miles 29 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries, which depend on dryland agriculture to ensure their food security and their well-being, could be improved measurably by gains in agricultural crop yields. This book describes lessons learnt from an innovative scheme in India that improved crop yields in drylands. It shows how the scheme can be scaled up for other dryland regions of the world. The scheme uses localized soil nutrient analyses to create an integrated, climate smart fertilizer and planting plan that maximises yields for farmers. This book describes how a partnership between a global scientific organization (such as International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, ICRISAT) and state and non-state actors can provide a route to equitable growth, specifically for small and marginal farmers, and how this approach can be replicated worldwide to enhance rural livelihoods. This strategic collaboration and its conceptual and functional design is fully outlined, as well as the scheme's implementation and the effective monitoring and learning process that has been created.

Corporate Social Responsibility - Win-win Propositions for Communities, Corporates and Agriculture (Hardcover): Suhas P. Wani,... Corporate Social Responsibility - Win-win Propositions for Communities, Corporates and Agriculture (Hardcover)
Suhas P. Wani, K.V. Raju; Contributions by Anand K Singh, Aviraj Datta, O P Chaturvedi, …
R2,406 R2,285 Discovery Miles 22 850 Save R121 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the design and implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in rural areas, based on collaboration between well-known corporates and an international research organization. Researchers used various scientific tools and methods to enhance rural livelihoods and improve sustainable natural resources management. Including three chapters covering the philosophy and practices of CSR, this book covers emerging policies and their implications in India. Eight case studies based on actual practices explore climate-resilient agriculture, water footprint, improving livelihoods, diversification of crop pattern, enhancing crop productivity, and sustainable development in low rainfall regions. Five further chapters cover soil health improvement, improving rural wastewater management and enhancing rural livelihoods, based on various case studies. The book offers macro and micro perspectives of CSR work and its critical benefits to both community and natural resources. This book covers: Philosophy and practices of corporate social responsibility. Impact studies on improving livelihoods and sustainable development of natural resources. Process steps across various CSR initiatives. Distinct features of each corporate agency. This book will be useful to corporates, individuals involved in CSR work as well as students and researchers focused on agricultural development and the sustainable development of natural resources.

Coping Mechanisms for Climate Change in Peri-Urban Areas (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): S. Manasi, K.V. Raju Coping Mechanisms for Climate Change in Peri-Urban Areas (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
S. Manasi, K.V. Raju
R2,981 Discovery Miles 29 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses the dynamics and resource management qualities of the peri-urban interface to address climate change consequences, focusing on the peri-urban region of the global city of Bengalaru. In 5 chapters, the authors document the unique challenges experienced in peri-urban areas, including soil-water vegetation dynamics, local and regional impacts on water bodies (surface and groundwater), food production issues, and the inhibited adaptive capacity of local communities. The book also provides knowledge on implementations of environmental management by local institutions, government interventions that have acted as catalysts in promoting community based adaptation strategies, and the physical, social and economic aspects of rural-urban dynamics. The book not only adds to the scarce existing literature on peri-urban contexts, but also addresses the role of culture in protecting ecological landscapes and how traditions play an important role in coping with climate change. Furthermore, the authors expand on these climate change coping mechanisms in peri-urban areas, taking into account local cultural factors and interesting governance interventions in the context of health. The book will be of interest to planners, policy makers, and students and researchers engaged in rural-urban dynamics and climate change adaptation.

Urban Environmental Governance in India - Browsing Bengaluru (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): K.V. Raju, A. Ravindra, S. Manasi, K.C.... Urban Environmental Governance in India - Browsing Bengaluru (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
K.V. Raju, A. Ravindra, S. Manasi, K.C. Smitha, Ravindra Srinivas
R2,808 Discovery Miles 28 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book aims to identify the challenges presented by current urban environmental governance practices in fast growing Indian cities, to propose changes to the current governance implementation strategies, and to explore the best practices to achieve sustainable urban models through Indian and global perspectives. With a focus on the city of Bengaluru, the book draws on extensive reviews of literature and data to present current trends and statuses of environmental resource use in growing urban centres of India.The book analyzes the situations that impact urban environmental governance decisions and outcomes and proposes solutions to address these issues for long-term sustainability. Policy makers, researchers, academics and development practitioners in environmental politics and urban governance will find this work of great interest. The book starts by examining different urban environmental threats on global and domestic levels, and provides evidence for the effectiveness of sustainable efforts to curb the impact of crisis-like scenarios. Then the book discusses the role of institutional regimes in influencing urban environmental outcomes through policies, and analyzes the role of various actors in the evolution of urban environmental governance from a legal perspective at global and local scales. In the final chapters, the book explores the trends and status of environmental resource management in Bangalore Metropolitan Area (BMA), and examines the dynamics of local institutions and governance structures for regulating environmental governance for promoting effective sustainable environmental governance in Bengaluru.

Water and Scriptures - Ancient Roots for Sustainable Development (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): K.V. Raju, S. Manasi Water and Scriptures - Ancient Roots for Sustainable Development (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
K.V. Raju, S. Manasi
R3,619 Discovery Miles 36 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collection of papers aims to draw lessons and apply indigenous knowledge, wisdom and cultural traditions to suit policy contexts describing the (a) role of individuals (b) communities, and (c) the state to ensure effectively manage water resources. Readers will discover ways in which water was conceptualized, conserved and managed. Contributions will also shed light on the historical, functional and futuristic perspectives of water resources management, and readers will be able to draw lessons and evolve policy guidelines. There are some studies related to scriptures across religions and their perceptions regarding ecological conservation. However, religious studies and their socio-economic and environmental relevance to society, more specifically to the current policy contexts, are limited. This book attempts to bridge this gap, in terms of learning lessons from the past to effectively address the challenges of the present and future. The book will be useful for historians and research scholars studying the place of water in different cultures, water pricing and water sharing; as well as ecologists and environmental scientists.

Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the... Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2013)
Sunil Nautiyal, K.S. Rao, Harald Kaechele, K.V. Raju, Ruediger Schaldach
R3,773 Discovery Miles 37 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Climate change is broadly recognized as a key environmental issue affecting social and ecological systems worldwide. At the Cancun summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's 16th Conference, the parties jointly agreed that the vulnerable groups particularly in developing countries and whose livelihood is based on land use practices are the most common victims as in most cases their activities are shaped by the climate. Therefore, solving the climate dilemma through mitigation processes and scientific research is an ethical concern. Thus combining the knowledge systems of the societies and scientific evidences can greatly assist in the creation of coping mechanisms for sustainable development in a situation of changing climate. International Humboldt Kolleg focusing on "knowledge systems of societies and Climate Change" was organized at ISEC. This event was of unique importance, as the year 2011-12 was celebrated as the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and Germany with the motto "Germany and India - Infinite Opportunities." This volume is the outcome of the papers presented during the IHK 2011 at ISEC, India.

Institutional Reforms in Indian Irrigation (Paperback): Ashok Gulati, Ruth S. Meinzen-Dick, K.V. Raju Institutional Reforms in Indian Irrigation (Paperback)
Ashok Gulati, Ruth S. Meinzen-Dick, K.V. Raju
R824 Discovery Miles 8 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Institutional Reforms in Indian Irrigation (Hardcover, New): Ashok Gulati, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, K.V. Raju Institutional Reforms in Indian Irrigation (Hardcover, New)
Ashok Gulati, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, K.V. Raju
R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Institutional Reforms in India Irrigation brings together perspectives from three scholars with research interests ranging from agricultural economics to participatory watershed management and collective action. Overall the book provides a useful overview of irrigation management in India and authoritavely reviews options for cost-recovery under irrigation management transfer programs' - "Development and Change

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Examining the nature and scope of large-scale surface irrigation in India, this book identifies the factors leading to poor performance from a political economy perspective and suggests viable options for institutional reforms.

Using empirical data on irrigation financing and farmer participation, the authors go beyond merely making policy recommendations. They make detailed calculations of the costs of irrigation development, including both capital expenditure and recurring costs. They also examine the performance of reform measures that are already in operation in Karnataka and Rajasthan, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of participatory irrigation management reforms.

Coping Mechanisms for Climate Change in Peri-Urban Areas (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): S. Manasi, K.V. Raju Coping Mechanisms for Climate Change in Peri-Urban Areas (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
S. Manasi, K.V. Raju
R2,134 Discovery Miles 21 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses the dynamics and resource management qualities of the peri-urban interface to address climate change consequences, focusing on the peri-urban region of the global city of Bengalaru. In 5 chapters, the authors document the unique challenges experienced in peri-urban areas, including soil-water vegetation dynamics, local and regional impacts on water bodies (surface and groundwater), food production issues, and the inhibited adaptive capacity of local communities. The book also provides knowledge on implementations of environmental management by local institutions, government interventions that have acted as catalysts in promoting community based adaptation strategies, and the physical, social and economic aspects of rural-urban dynamics. The book not only adds to the scarce existing literature on peri-urban contexts, but also addresses the role of culture in protecting ecological landscapes and how traditions play an important role in coping with climate change. Furthermore, the authors expand on these climate change coping mechanisms in peri-urban areas, taking into account local cultural factors and interesting governance interventions in the context of health. The book will be of interest to planners, policy makers, and students and researchers engaged in rural-urban dynamics and climate change adaptation.

Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Sunil... Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Sunil Nautiyal, K.S. Rao, Harald Kaechele, K.V. Raju, Ruediger Schaldach
R4,038 R3,489 Discovery Miles 34 890 Save R549 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Climate change is broadly recognized as a key environmental issue affecting social and ecological systems worldwide. At the Cancun summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's 16th Conference, the parties jointly agreed that the vulnerable groups particularly in developing countries and whose livelihood is based on land use practices are the most common victims as in most cases their activities are shaped by the climate. Therefore, solving the climate dilemma through mitigation processes and scientific research is an ethical concern. Thus combining the knowledge systems of the societies and scientific evidences can greatly assist in the creation of coping mechanisms for sustainable development in a situation of changing climate. International Humboldt Kolleg focusing on "knowledge systems of societies and Climate Change" was organized at ISEC. This event was of unique importance, as the year 2011-12 was celebrated as the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and Germany with the motto "Germany and India - Infinite Opportunities." This volume is the outcome of the papers presented during the IHK 2011 at ISEC, India.

Community and Climate Resilience in the Semi-Arid Tropics - A Journey of Innovation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): S.P. Wani, K.V.... Community and Climate Resilience in the Semi-Arid Tropics - A Journey of Innovation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
S.P. Wani, K.V. Raju
R3,006 Discovery Miles 30 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on developing an integrated holistic approach for harnessing the potential of rain-fed agriculture. In this approach, rainwater management through harvesting and recharging the groundwater is used as an entry point activity for increasing the productivity for farmers through enhanced water use efficiency. To provide the holistic and integrated solutions, the approach of consortium through building partnerships with different stakeholders, eg. different research institutions (State, National and International), development departments, eg. Department of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry etc., Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Farmers Organizations Community-based Organizations (CBOs) along with market linkages through private companies.

Urban Environmental Governance in India - Browsing Bengaluru (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018): K.V.... Urban Environmental Governance in India - Browsing Bengaluru (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
K.V. Raju, A. Ravindra, S. Manasi, K.C. Smitha, Ravindra Srinivas
R2,781 Discovery Miles 27 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book aims to identify the challenges presented by current urban environmental governance practices in fast growing Indian cities, to propose changes to the current governance implementation strategies, and to explore the best practices to achieve sustainable urban models through Indian and global perspectives. With a focus on the city of Bengaluru, the book draws on extensive reviews of literature and data to present current trends and statuses of environmental resource use in growing urban centres of India.The book analyzes the situations that impact urban environmental governance decisions and outcomes and proposes solutions to address these issues for long-term sustainability. Policy makers, researchers, academics and development practitioners in environmental politics and urban governance will find this work of great interest. The book starts by examining different urban environmental threats on global and domestic levels, and provides evidence for the effectiveness of sustainable efforts to curb the impact of crisis-like scenarios. Then the book discusses the role of institutional regimes in influencing urban environmental outcomes through policies, and analyzes the role of various actors in the evolution of urban environmental governance from a legal perspective at global and local scales. In the final chapters, the book explores the trends and status of environmental resource management in Bangalore Metropolitan Area (BMA), and examines the dynamics of local institutions and governance structures for regulating environmental governance for promoting effective sustainable environmental governance in Bengaluru.

Water and Scriptures - Ancient Roots for Sustainable Development (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017):... Water and Scriptures - Ancient Roots for Sustainable Development (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
K.V. Raju, S. Manasi
R2,754 Discovery Miles 27 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collection of papers aims to draw lessons and apply indigenous knowledge, wisdom and cultural traditions to suit policy contexts describing the (a) role of individuals (b) communities, and (c) the state to ensure effectively manage water resources. Readers will discover ways in which water was conceptualized, conserved and managed. Contributions will also shed light on the historical, functional and futuristic perspectives of water resources management, and readers will be able to draw lessons and evolve policy guidelines. There are some studies related to scriptures across religions and their perceptions regarding ecological conservation. However, religious studies and their socio-economic and environmental relevance to society, more specifically to the current policy contexts, are limited. This book attempts to bridge this gap, in terms of learning lessons from the past to effectively address the challenges of the present and future. The book will be useful for historians and research scholars studying the place of water in different cultures, water pricing and water sharing; as well as ecologists and environmental scientists.

Marine Products Sector in India (Hardcover): V P Ancy, K.V. Raju Marine Products Sector in India (Hardcover)
V P Ancy, K.V. Raju
R1,419 R1,322 Discovery Miles 13 220 Save R97 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tanks in Mid Godavari Basin, India (Paperback): K.V. Raju, S. Manasi, K. Lenin Babu Tanks in Mid Godavari Basin, India (Paperback)
K.V. Raju, S. Manasi, K. Lenin Babu
R2,180 Discovery Miles 21 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building - Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for... Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building - Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)
Sunil Nautiyal, Ruediger Schaldach, K.V. Raju, Harald Kaechele, Bill Pritchard, …
R5,240 Discovery Miles 52 400 Out of stock

This book is the outcome of two International Conferences held at the ISEC in Bangalore, India: the international conference on "Climate Change and Social-Ecological-Economical Interface-Building: Modelling Approach to Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development" held during 20-21 May 2015 and jointly organized by the Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and the Centre for Environmental Systems Research (CESR), University of Kassel, Germany; and the international conference "Climate Change and Food Security - the Global and Indian Contexts," jointly hosted by the CEENR, ISEC and the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, on 18-19 February 2015. The selected papers presented in this book portray a broad range of international research efforts aimed at developing a deeper understanding of human-environment systems but also at translating scientific knowledge into political and societal solutions and responses to the challenge of climate change.

Integrated Water Resources Management in Tungabhadra Sub Basin (Paperback): K.V. Raju, Manasi S Integrated Water Resources Management in Tungabhadra Sub Basin (Paperback)
K.V. Raju, Manasi S
R1,736 Discovery Miles 17 360 Out of stock

Integrated Water Resources Management has gained popularity at the global discourse on water and is mentioned in the policy documents, however, has not made much progress in the Indian context. The current study is an attempt to examine the status of water resources management in the context of IWRM in Tungabhadra sub basin, a transboundary river located in Southern India. The concept of IWRM in Tungabhadra is relatively new and water management and hence governed separately as administrative units by two states with separate institutional arrangements, policies and practices with less interaction between them. This book attempts to capture the challenging issues - competing water demands, pollution, environmental flows and governance in the Tungabhadra sub basin. This book will be useful to researchers, policy makers and all others working in the area of water resources management as an exclusive attempt is made to put all the data and information together at a basin level, providing insights into the data availability and gaps. It will provide researchers to further work on re-searchable issues in the basin as an extension of the information procured.

Geospatial Technologies for Agriculture - Case Studies from India (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): K.V. Raju, V. R. Hegde, Satish A.... Geospatial Technologies for Agriculture - Case Studies from India (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
K.V. Raju, V. R. Hegde, Satish A. Hegde
R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Out of stock

This book uniquely presents accurate and up-to-date information related to crops in small and fragmented agricultural lands with mixed cropping patterns. The book involves research using remote sensing (RS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to develop crop inventories in three growing seasons in three villages across India to inform decision makers and planners on best practices for agricultural management. The data analysis of crop details using various geospatial technologies fills in gaps in statistical agriculture research, and provides reliable, replicable and efficient methods for generating agricultural statistics. The book will be of interest to statisticians, planners and decision makers in crop management and production.

Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building - Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for... Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building - Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Sunil Nautiyal, Ruediger Schaldach, K.V. Raju, Harald Kaechele, Bill Pritchard, …
R3,929 Discovery Miles 39 290 Out of stock

This book is the outcome of two International Conferences held at the ISEC in Bangalore, India: the international conference on "Climate Change and Social-Ecological-Economical Interface-Building: Modelling Approach to Exploring Potential Adaptation Strategies for Bio-resource Conservation and Livelihood Development" held during 20-21 May 2015 and jointly organized by the Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and the Centre for Environmental Systems Research (CESR), University of Kassel, Germany; and the international conference "Climate Change and Food Security - the Global and Indian Contexts," jointly hosted by the CEENR, ISEC and the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, on 18-19 February 2015. The selected papers presented in this book portray a broad range of international research efforts aimed at developing a deeper understanding of human-environment systems but also at translating scientific knowledge into political and societal solutions and responses to the challenge of climate change.

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