About the Book
The present state of forestry in our country reveals that the Indian forests are neither able to fulfill the ever increasing demand nor can sustain the ecological security. ‘Social forestry’ purely an Indian concept, has developed under Indian environment and culture. It has been adopted and modified differently by different states. India, second in population in the world needs social forestry programmes, because increasing population forces the forest land to be used for agriculture, industries, housing and urban development. But the policies relating to forests, soil conservation, areas for recreation, although origination from different departments of the State Government need to be fully integrated in the larger interests of natural resource management and ecology.
The need of vegetative propagation in forestry is well understood, well documented, but not so well established practically in India. The need for application of biotechnology into forestry has become more relevant and a matter of urgency in India. Basic to the issue of forest biotechnology is the need to increase the yield. Successful production forestry programmes which incorporate high yields per unit area will in themselves be a conservation strategy.
It is in this context the present title has been brought out to understand the urgent need to promote a new paradigm on social forestry and rural development based on integration and application of principles of ecologically sustainability, social equity and economic viability.
About the Authors
Dr. S.K. Ghose is an eminent botanist of Bangladesh. He did his M.Sc.(bot.) from Chittagong University, Bangladesh and Ph.D. from Calcutta University. He had contributed several research articles published in National and International journals of repute. Presently he is working as a Asstt. Professor of Botany in Jahengir Nagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Rita Singh, obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from the Calcutta University. Her area of specialization is Tissue Culture of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. A keen researcher, Dr. (Mrs.) Singh has many research papers and books to her credit. Presently, she is working as a Scientist at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.