Pardeshi, M.K. and B.A.K. Prusty
Increasingly, it is being recognized globally that termites are an important component of agro- ecosystems, particularly in developing economies, where they are an alternative to expensive agro-inputs. Termite-mediated processes are used to improve the soil–water balance. In arid and semi-arid regions of India, predominantly in the Kachchh region, so far termite-mediated processes have not been used in land management, particularly soil rehabilitation. It seems that termite activity can be triggered by application of various mulches to the crusted soil surface.