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Energy Use Efficiency In Dryland Agriculture: Book by R. Murugesan

Energy Use Efficiency In Dryland Agriculture

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ISBN: 9788178357997    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 288        Language: English
Description About The Author:- R. Murugesan, Ph.D. from the University of Hyderabad. Bestowed by the hamlet, he was inspired by the Gandhigram Rural Institute that affiliated him with various development...Read more
Description About The Author:- R. Murugesan, Ph.D. from the University of Hyderabad. Bestowed by the hamlet, he was inspired by the Gandhigram Rural Institute that affiliated him with various development activities and ignited him to join as Assistant Director in the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), an autonomous organisation of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, in 1993. He also acquired Master of Business Administration and L.L.B., while in service. Murugesan has a rich experience in conducting training programs, thematic seminars, workshops for the rural development functionaries and policy research studies on the subjects. He has written several articles on sustainability of rural development programs, rural management, technology transfer, self and wage employments, panchayats finances and resource management etc. Murugesan faced a number of interesting questions and arguments with various scholars having relevance to rural energy and agricultural scientists that become the main source of inspiration for this book.Contents:- Contents, Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgements, List of Tables and Figures, Glossary, 1. Introduction, 2. Energy and Agriculture ; The Conceptual, Context, 3. Methods and Classification of Energy, 4. Socio-Economic and Farmholding Practices, 5. Energy Use Pattern in Dryland Areas, 6. The Influence of Energy Input, 7. Summary and Conclusion, References, Appendices, Index, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 39, 71, 91, 111, 141, 157, 171, 195, 279About The Book:- While Energy Is A Crucial Input In The Process Of Crop Production, Use Of More And Efficient Energy Facilitates Life And Helps Mankind Making It Comfortable. This Book Is Based On The Outcome Of The Doctoral Study Aimed To Investigate The Use Of Energy And Its Efficiency In Rural Areas Particularly Dryland Agriculture In Tamil Nadu. It Covers A Cross-Section Analysis Of Four Categories Of Farmers (Marginal, Small, Medium And Large), Two Major Pattern Of Crop Production (Irrigated And Unirrigated) And Two Types Of Operations (Bullock Operated And Tractor Operated) In Tamil Nadu. Further, It Enumerates The Energy Sources Used For Different Crops And Its End-Uses Viz, Human, Animal, Mechanical, Chemical And Electrical. It Examins The Impacts Of Energy Inputs And Outputs Of Selected Crops Of Dryland Areas And To Recommend Sustainable Energy Management Strategies Needed For Carrying Out Agricultural Operations By Using Alternate And Renewable Energy Sources., About The Author:- R. Murugesan, Ph.D. From The University Of Hyderabad. Bestowed By The Hamlet, He Was Inspired By The Gandhigram Rural Institute That Affiliated Him With Various Development Activities And Ignited Him To Join As Assistant Director In The National Institute Of Rural Development (Nird), An Autonomous Organisation Of The Ministry Of Rural Development, Government Of India, In 1993. He Also Acquired Master Of Business Administration And L.L.B., While In Service. Murugesan Has A Rich Experience In Conducting Training Programs, Thematic Seminars, Workshops For The Rural Development Functionaries And Policy Research Studies On The Subjects. He Has Written Several Articles On Sustainability Of Rural Development Programs, Rural Management, Technology Transfer, Self And Wage Employments, Panchayats Finances And Resource Management Etc. Murugesan Faced A Number Of Interesting Questions And Arguments With Various Scholars Having Relevance To Rural Energy And Agricultural Scientists That Become The Main Source Of Inspiration For This Book., Content:- Contents, Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgements, List Of Tables And Figures, Glossary, 1. Introduction, 2. Energy And Agriculture ; The Conceptual, Context, 3. Methods And Classification Of Energy, 4. Socio-Economic And Farmholding Practices, 5. Energy Use Pattern In Dryland Areas, 6. The Influence Of Energy Input, 7. Summary And Conclusion, References, Appendices, Index, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 39, 71, 91, 111, 141, 157, 171, 195, 279
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