Management strategies of the Thar desert

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    • Stabilising dunes - very mobile dunes - planting blocks of trees and establishing shelterbeds of trees and fences alonside roads and canals - a threat to farmland, roads and waterways
    • Forestry - Ber tree (large fruits are sold for a profit, low rainfall, created by scientists - hardy breed of plum) - Prosopis cineraria (well adapted to hostile conditions, very important)
    • 1977 - In Rajasthan, a big concern was mobilising sand dunes, a government funded 'Desert Development Programme' - main aims were to restore the ecological balance by conserving, developing and harnessing land, water, livestock and human resources]

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