How to Download the Handbook of Agriculture by ICAR in PDF Format
The Handbook of Agriculture is a comprehensive and authoritative publication on the Indian agriculture by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the apex body in the country responsible for agricultural research, education and extension. The Handbook covers various topics related to crop production, animal husbandry, horticulture, forestry, fisheries, agroforestry, biotechnology, informatics, intellectual property rights and more. It is a valuable source of information for students, researchers, teachers, policy-makers and farmers.
The Handbook of Agriculture is now available in its latest revised and expanded sixth edition, which was published in 2010. The Handbook can be purchased from the Directorate of Information and Publications of Agriculture (DIPA), ICAR at a price of Rs.1500. The contact details of DIPA are as follows:
Directorate of Information and Publications of Agriculture
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-I, Pusa
Tel: 011 25843657
Fax: 091 25841282
Alternatively, the Handbook can also be downloaded in PDF format from the ICAR Library website at https://lib.icar.gov.in/full_text_ebooks.html. The website provides full text ebooks of various publications by ICAR on different subjects. The Handbook of Agriculture is listed under the category \"General Agriculture\". To download the Handbook, one has to click on the title link and then save the PDF file on their device.
The PDF file of the Handbook is divided into 12 parts, each containing several chapters. The total size of the file is about 1.2 GB. The file can be opened with any PDF reader software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader.
The Handbook of Agriculture is a useful and reliable reference for anyone interested in learning more about the Indian agriculture and its developments.
The Handbook of Agriculture is updated regularly to reflect the latest advances and innovations in agricultural science and technology. The sixth edition of the Handbook incorporates the findings and recommendations of the National Commission on Farmers, the National Agricultural Policy and the National Policy for Farmers. It also covers the new initiatives and programmes launched by the ICAR and the Government of India for enhancing agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.
The Handbook of Agriculture is written by eminent scientists and experts from various disciplines and institutions under the ICAR. The Handbook is edited by a team of senior editors from the Directorate of Information and Publications of Agriculture (DIPA), ICAR. The Handbook is reviewed by a panel of distinguished reviewers from different fields of agriculture. The Handbook is designed to provide accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on various aspects of agriculture in a concise and lucid manner.
The Handbook of Agriculture is widely appreciated and acclaimed by the agricultural community and the general public. The Handbook has received several awards and recognitions for its excellence and quality. The Handbook has also been translated into several regional languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu. The Handbook is also popular in the neighbouring countries as the agricultural conditions in India are similar to those in other countries of the South Asian region. 061ffe29dd