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Asian Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 234-242
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2011.234.242
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Assessment of Socio-economical Status and its Impact on Land use Management in Central Himalaya

Abhishek Chandra, L.S. Kandari, K.S. Rao and K.G. Saxena

The agro-ecosystems of Central Himalayan villages are sustainable as they function essentially through recycling of resources within systems. Traditional village ecosystem’s functioning is governed by agriculture, forest and animal husbandry. This study has presented the assessment of socio-economical situation of farmers and the after effects of farming on land use management in Central Himalaya. In the study area the agrodiversity maintained for low dependency on market, economically poor society and no other income sources were mostly nondescript in nature. The natural resources in these ecosystems are under enormous pressure since past many years. The pressure is attributed to various forces such as industrialization and commercialization of agriculture. The expenditure incurred on fodder and concentrate was highest for all categories of families. The animals were fed with fodder and other supplements little amount like mustard-cake, wheat flour, finger millets and barley seed depending upon availability. This study highlighted the resultant degradation of the natural environment that warrants production and suitable management of resources to save them from further decline. This study will also be helpful to make the policy and management strategy for the future sustainable development of these marginal landscape. Finding of this study will be beneficial and helpful in near future for policy makers, researchers and social scientists to understand the role of socio-economical status of farmers in conservation of village ecosystems in the mountains.
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How to cite this article:

Abhishek Chandra, L.S. Kandari, K.S. Rao and K.G. Saxena, 2011. Assessment of Socio-economical Status and its Impact on Land use Management in Central Himalaya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 5: 234-242.

DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2011.234.242






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