ISBN 9788123916187,Horticulture in India

Horticulture in India


P. C. Bansil






Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788123916187

ISBN-10 8123916183

Hard Back

Number of Pages 1051 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

The book tries to examine in detail each and every facet of horticulture in the Indian and international context. Although special emphasis has been laid on foreign trade i.e. exports and imports it presents a complete picture of all aspects relating to production post-harvest operations marketing processing organic/contact farming role of WTO or major problems of horticulture statistics which is the weakest link in the whole study. The all-India picture about area and production of horticulture as presented by the National Horticulture Board has been completely reinforced with the vital data compiled from different sources so as to keep the reader fully aware of the situation. This study exhorts the planners economists administrators and all those in the field of horticulture to set their Sights at much higher goals to take the country far ahead.

About the Author
Dr P. C. Bansil heads the Techno Economic Research Institute New Delhi founded by him in 1984. He belongs to the first batch of Indian Economic Service and has worked with the FAO for about 15 years in Sri Lanka Thailand Rome Zambia and Libya. He has authored 28 books and reports besides a large number of reports and papers prepared for various governments. He has published over 400 papers in specialized technical journals. His work experience relates to the formulation implementation and evaluation and regional plans for agriculture statistics marketing livestock irrigation fisheries forestry wildlife national parks tourism agro industries and social sectors like demography health education and housing etc. as well as project identification formulation and evaluation in these fields. He was recently appointed by the Planning Commission as Chairman of the Tenth Plan Working Group on Animal Husbandry Economics and Statistics. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations sponsored study-Livestock in India 200o-203O-has just been completed by him. During his FAO assignments in Sri Lanka Zambia and Libya as Senior Planning Advisor he undertook micro level studies on the improvement of rural marketing.