The Vital Earth (1973)

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  • Featuring

    John Graham

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    United Kingdom

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    Non Fiction


Looks at India as an example of the problems encountered by developing countries . The role of foreign aid is examined: in particular, the part played by British aid in India's development. The village of Rais Ser in Rajasthan illustrates the problems of water scarcity. Pump-driven wells and canals, new strains of wheat and grass, soil testing, fertilizers, tractors, cross breeding and training in farming techniques transform crop, cattle, sheep and buffalo farming.

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