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University of Rajasthan (2013)

Problem of soil erosion and strategy for combating it a case study of shekhawati region Rajasthan

Jakhar, Santosh Kumar

Titre : Problem of soil erosion and strategy for combating it a case study of shekhawati region Rajasthan

Auteur : Jakhar, Santosh Kumar

Université de soutenance : University of Rajasthan

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography 2013

Description partielle
The present study is divided into nine chapters and the nutshell of the all chapters given below :- The first chapter- Introduction deals about the problem of soil erosion that the mankind simply depends upon soil for all its activities, whether it is agriculture, industry, infrastructure or any recreational purpose. But it is agriculture through the plant sustaining capability of soils, which matters the most for our survival and prosperity. More than 97 per cent of the world‟s food comes from the land. Soil erosion is a worldwide serious problem mainly faced by agricultural dominating countries like India. Thus it is essential to framing strategy to combating problem of soil erosion in the study area. It consist description about Geographical profile of Shekhawati region, review of related literature, statement of the problem , significance of the topic, description of respective study area, research design, explanation of terms used in study and chapter scheme. The second chapter- Geology and Climate deals with the Geological structure of Shekhawati. According to Hakim Yusuf Jhunjhunuvi Shekhawati derives its name from Persian language word ’Sheekh’ which means ’Sand deposited on the coastal area of sea’.of the study area. The main rock types of the study area can be broadly divided into sedimentary metamorphites and intrusive rocks of pre- Cambrian age, and belonging to the Alwar and the Ajabgarh series of the Delhi system. This chapter also deals with climatic conditions which have its paramount impact on distribution of human activities and land and human relation. The line that divides, arid and semi- arid region passes through Jhunjhunu and Sikar, lies towards north‟s. So, impact of desertic conditions clearly shown in more than half of the study area. The third chapter- Geomorphology deals with the topography of the study area that the surface terrain, topographical location of Shekhawati region is not even but the relief decreases as one proceed from south to north in direction. Geomorphology and Geohydrology of Jhunjhunu and Sikar, distribution of soil types and drainage pattern prevails in the study area. The fourth chapter- Resource profile of Shekhawati region deals with the distribution of resources such as human, mineral, biotic, agricultural, infrastructural development and the classification of Geographical regions of the study area. Shekhawati region has been blessed with a large variety of natural resources thus required to utilize in sustainable manner for proper development.The fifth chapter- Factors affecting soil erosion deals with the factors such as rainfall, runoff, wind, soil, slope, plant cover and presence or absence of conservation measures are responsible for Soil erosion in the study area.

Mots clés : Combating Erosion Shekhawati Strategy

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