The Indian Nitrogen Assessment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128118368, 9780128119044

The Indian Nitrogen Assessment

1st Edition

Sources of Reactive Nitrogen, Environmental and Climate Effects, Management Options, and Policies

Editors: YP Abrol TK Adhya Viney P. Aneja N. Raghuram Himanshu Pathak Umesh Kulshrestha Chhemendra Sharma Bijay Singh
eBook ISBN: 9780128119044
Paperback ISBN: 9780128118368
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th August 2017
Page Count: 568
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The Indian Nitrogen Assessment: Sources of Reactive Nitrogen, Environmental and Climate Effects, and Management Options and Policies provides a reference for anyone interested in Reactive N, from researchers and students, to environmental managers. Although the main processes that affect the N cycle are well known, this book is focused on the causes and effects of disruption in the N cycle, specifically in India.

The book helps readers gain a precise understanding of the scale of nitrogen use, misuse, and release through various agricultural, industrial, vehicular, and other activities, also including discussions on its contribution to the pollution of water and air. Drawing upon the collective work of the Indian Nitrogen Group, this reference book helps solve the challenges associated with providing reliable estimates of nitrogen transfers within different ecosystems, also presenting the next steps that should be taken in the development of balanced, cost-effective, and feasible strategies to reduce the amount of reactive nitrogen.

Key Features

  • Identifies all significant sources of reactive nitrogen flows and their contribution to the nitrogen-cycle on a national, regional, and global level
  • Covers nitrogen management across sectors, including the environment, food security, energy, and health
  • Provides a single reference on reactive nitrogen in India to help in a number of activities, including the evaluation, analysis, synthesis, documentation, and communications on reactive nitrogen


Earth scientists, Environmental scientists, Agricultural scientists, Ecologists, Environmental chemists, Anthropologists, Engineers

Table of Contents

  1. Reactive N assessment: What is its significance
    2. N fertilizer production and consumption: Indian scenario
    3. Nitrogen processes in agricultural ecosystems
    4. Nitrogen and crop production in India
    5. Nitrogen Budget of Intensively cultivated Cropping systems in original Green revolution states of India
    6. Efficient nitrogen management under predominant cropping systems in India
    7. Nitrogen and crop quality
    8. Plant nitrogen use efficiency
    9. Nitrogen and soil quality
    10. BNF contribution to reactive N: Indian scenario
    11. Biological Nitrogen Fixation in India: Trend Line on Budget and scientific developments
    12. Reactive N in Indian grasslands
    13. Nitrogen in Agro-forestry of India
    14. Reactive N in horticultural crops
    15. Reactive N: Soil, animal and environment interface
    16. Biological Nitrogen Fixation in India: Trend Line on Budget and scientific developments
    17. Reactive N in Indian grasslands
    18. Nitrogen in Agro-forestry of India
    19. Reactive N in horticultural crops
    20. Reactive N: Soil, animal and environment interface
    21. Atmospheric Nr assessment in Indian region
    22. Reactive N and water quality
    23. Nitrates in Groundwater
    24. N assessment in surface waters of India
    25. N-oxides and cardiovascular disease
    26. Nitrate toxicity in humans: an Indian scenario
    27. Nitrogen in aquaculture and fisheries
    28. Nitrogen and poultry production
    29. Food choice and reactive N content in Indian region
    30. Nitrogen and climate change
    31. Nitrogen oxides and air quality
    32. Reactive N dynamics in mangroves of India
    33. Nitrogen processes in Indian coastal ecosystem
    34. Nitrogen in coastal and oceanic systems
    35. Nitrogen and natural ecosystems
    36. Emission of reactive N from waste sector
    37. N and Energy sector
    38. Reactive N and policy issues
    39. Nitrogen scenario of India – A futuristic assessment


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About the Editor

YP Abrol

Affiliations and Expertise

Society for Conservation of Nature, New Delhi, India

TK Adhya

Affiliations and Expertise

KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India

Viney P. Aneja

Affiliations and Expertise

North Carolina State University, USA

N. Raghuram

Affiliations and Expertise

GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India

Himanshu Pathak

Affiliations and Expertise

National Rice Research Instt, Cuttack, India

Umesh Kulshrestha

Affiliations and Expertise

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India

Chhemendra Sharma

Affiliations and Expertise

National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India

Bijay Singh

Affiliations and Expertise

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India