Following E-Books on Agriculture and Community Development are available for download in CHM file format :

  • Watershed Development : Watershed approach provides ideal means for integrated development of degraded waste land. In this approach development is done in Barren Hills, Marginal lands, Agricultural lands, And Nallas & Stream beds. All resources of area viz Soil, Water, Fuel, fodder , Livestock, Fish, Local materials , prevailing climate and most important Human resources are developed into harmonious system. Download (312 MB)
  •  Vermicomposting : Vermicomposting is a microbial process accomplished by cumulative action of earthworms, bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes and protozoa. Vermicomposting is a aerobic composting which is preferred for production of organic manure in a lesser time and to get rid off the bad odour of bio-degradable waste. Download (231 MB)
  • Encyclopedia of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants : The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that about 80% of the population of developing countries rely on traditional medicines, mostly plant drugs for primary health care needs. Even modern medicines contains about 25 % drugs derived from plants. The agro-climatic conditions of India provide an ideal condition for natural growth of a variety of medicinal plants and herbs important in pharmaceutical industry. This E-book contains information of 88 Medicinal plants and 77 Aromatic plants to include biology, Habitat, Distribution, Soil, climate, Varieties, Propagation, Irrigation, Inter – culture, Plant Protection Measures, Harvesting, Yield and Medicinal Uses in one place. Download (40 MB)
  • Encyclopedia of Edible Mushrooms : During last four decades, Mushroom has attained the status of commercial crop. Mushroom consumption and demand are increasing both in domestic as well as in international market. If we want to succeed in international market  then Mushroom cultivation has to be diversified. The aspects of Biology, Cultivation, Processing, Pest and Diseases, Harvesting, Marketing, Economic Aspects and Post   Harvest Technology of Edible  mushrooms like Button Mushroom, Oyster Mushroom, Milky Mushroom, Shitake Mushroom and Medicinal Mushroom has been compiled in this E book. Download (7 MB)