Ravine Lands: Greening for Livelihood and Environmental Security

  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
  • Anil Kumar Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jagdish Chander Dagar, Anil Kumar Singh
    Pages 1-18
  3. A. R. Uthappa, S. B. Chavan, M. N. Ramesha, S. Kala, Veeresh Kumar, A. K. Handa et al.
    Pages 119-141
  4. P. Dey, S. K. Verma, K. Ramesh, J. Somasundaram, M. Vassanda Coumar
    Pages 161-181
  5. Silvio Carlos Rodrigues
    Pages 183-193
  6. Antonio Jose Teixeira Guerra, Michael Augustine Fullen, José Fernando Rodrigues Bezerra, Maria do Carmo Oliveira Jorge
    Pages 195-216
  7. A. K. Sikka, P. K. Mishra, R. K. Singh, B. Krishna Rao, Adlul Islam
    Pages 217-236
  8. G. P. Verma, Y. P. Singh, Anil Kumar Singh, S. K. Verma
    Pages 253-277
  9. M. L. Soni, V. Subbulakshmi, P. S. Renjith, J. C. Dagar, N. D. Yadava
    Pages 279-307
  10. O. P. Chaturvedi, J. C. Dagar, A. K. Handa, Rajesh Kaushal, V. C. Pandey
    Pages 335-360
  11. A. K. Parandiyal, R. Kaushal, O. P. Chaturvedi
    Pages 361-383
  12. B. Krishna Rao, V. C. Pande, R. S. Kurothe, A. K. Singh, A. K. Parandiyal
    Pages 397-412
  13. Kazue L. Ishihara, Michael D. H. Honda, Ahmed Bageel, Dulal Borthakur
    Pages 413-431
  14. J. Somasundaram, A. K. Parandiyal, Pramod Jha, Brij Lal Lakaria, R. K. Singh, B. L. Mina et al.
    Pages 433-443
  15. Anil Kumar Singh, Y. P. Singh, S. K. Verma
    Pages 455-475
  16. Akhilesh Singh, S. K. Verma
    Pages 477-504
  17. V. P. Singh, L. Verchot, C. Martius, D. Nayak, J. Rizvi
    Pages 505-521
  18. V. P. Singh, R. B. Sinha, Y. P. Singh, D. Nayak, A. K. Singh, J. Rizvi
    Pages 523-547
  19. M. K. Hardaha
    Pages 549-572
  20. Reeta Mishra, Yagya Dev Mishra, P. P. Singh, B. P. S. Raghubanshi
    Pages 573-590
  21. V. C. Pande, R. S. Kurothe, H. B. Singh, B. Krishna Rao, Gopal Kumar, P. R. Bhatnagar
    Pages 591-600
  22. Jagdish Chander Dagar, Anil Kumar Singh
    Pages 601-615
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 617-636

About this book


This book, the only one of its kind on ravine lands, reflects the significant advances made over the past two decades in our understanding of gully erosion, its controlling factors, and various aspects of gully erosion. It also addresses central research gaps and unanswered questions, which include historical studies on gully erosion to better understand the different stages of their formation; appropriate measuring techniques for monitoring or assessing the geological and hydrological parameters and processes involved in gully development; interaction of hydrological and other soil degradation processes; ecology and biodiversity of fragile ravines; impact of climate and environmental changes on soil erosion processes; development of effective and reliable gully erosion models; effective gully prevention and control measures; watershed-based management options; and ravine rehabilitation policies.

The present book is a highly timely publication and deals with various aspects of ravine ecology and rehabilitation of degraded lands, particularly with the aid of biological approaches. As such, it offers a valuable guide for all scientists working in the fields of soil conservation / rehabilitation and agroforestry, students, environmentalists, educationists, and policymakers. More importantly, it focuses on the rehabilitation of one of the world’s most degraded and fragile ecosystems, ensuring the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers and landless families living in harsh ecologies that are more vulnerable to climate change.


Rehabilitation Agroforestry Siltation Land degradation Biodiversity conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
    • 1
  • Anil Kumar Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Council of Agricultural SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.RVS Krishi Vishwa VidayalayaGwaliorIndia

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