? Rainfed Agriculture: Introduction, Types and History of Rainfed Agriculture in India ? Problems and Prospects of Reinfed Agriculture in India ? Soil and Climatic Conditions Prevalent in Rainfed Areas ? Studies on Cropping Pattern of Different Rainfed Areas in India ? Soil Erosion: Soil and Water Conservation Techniques ? Drought: Types, Effects of Water Deficit on Physio-Morphological Characteristics of the Plants ? Crop Adaptation and Mitigation to Drought ? Water Harvesting ? Management of Crops in Rainfed Areas ? Contingent: Crop Planning for Aberrant Weather ? Watershed Management ? Practicals ? Glossary ? Abbreviations ? References ? Index.