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14 October, 2012
Environment and Livestock in India: With a Comparative Study of the Indian and US Dairy Systems
Environment and Livestock in India: With a Comparative Study of the Indian and
By- S.N. Mishra and A.K. Dikshit
This book presents the first comprehensive study of
the national and global environmental effects of India’s livestock production
system. The first few chapters provide a descriptive account of India’s
livestock biodiversity as determined by environmental conditions, modes of
livestock farming, chief features of mixed livestock farming integrated with
agriculture, and its direct and indirect linkages with environment. The authors
have also formulated an environmental model of the livestock production system
in an input-output framework. Environmental effects are shown to occur on both
sides of the system. The model should be of interest to environmental
scientists and economists.
Based on the model the book provides estimates of
greenhouse gases (methane) emission from cattle and buffaloes, carbon dioxide
emission prevented due to animal energy use in agriculture arising out of fossil-fuel
saving, arable land area saved by recycling agricultural by-products as animal
feed, as also from during cake as a source of biofuel, and the saving of
chemical fertilizers by using during as manure. The authors then value these
positive environmental contributions in rupee terms. Interestingly, they
conclude that the sum of these values is much more than the value of output of
India’s livestock sector as a whole.
Finally, the book compares the environmental effects
of the Indian dairy production system with that of the US. This comparison is
particularly addressed to environmentally concerned readers in the developed
Mishra (b. 1935) is a well known name for his pioneering contributions to
economics of livestock in India.
Dikshit is presently an Associate Fellow at Livestock Research and
Conservation Centre, Society for Economic and Social Research (SESR), Delhi. He
has published a number of research papers in journals on various topics
relating to livestock
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