Environment | VOL. 9, ISSUE 52, January-February 2009 |

Sustainable Land Management

Zafar Sheikh’s holding size of 2 bighas (about 0.3 acre) cannot support his growing family of five. Divided in numerous small patches between brothers and cousins, it is just too uneconomical for Zafar to engage in farming. So he looks for work in Lucknow - whatever odd and end that he can lay his hands on. A fairly common situation, statistics clearly reveal the strain on the country’s economy - India accounts for about 2.4 per cent of the world’s...

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