Management of Indian arid rangelands
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Published by Haryana Agricultural University Press on behalf of Central Arid Zone Research Institute .
Written in English


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StatementR.S. Paroda, H.S. Mann, C.M. Verma.
ContributionsParoda, R. S., Mann, H. S., Verma, C. M., Central Arid Zone Research Institute.
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Open LibraryOL18258142M

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