Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management | 6th Semester

AGRO-321: Rainfed Agriculture and Watershed Management

Credit - 2(1+1)

Full Notes


Rainfed agriculture: Introduction, types and History of rainfed agriculture & watershed in India.


Problems & prospects of rainfed agriculture in India;

Soil and climatic conditions prevalent in rainfed areas;

Soil and water conservation techniques.


Drought: types, the effect of water deficit on physio-morphological characteristics of the plants,

Crop adaptation & mitigation to drought.


Water harvesting: importance, its techniques, efficient utilization of water through soil and crop management practices, Management of crops in rainfed areas, Contingent crop planning for aberrant weather conditions.


Concept, objective, principles and components of watershed management, factors affecting watershed management.