This book entitled Development of Rainfed Farming in Central India has 10 chapters viz. (1) Problems and prospects of Rainfed Farming, (2) Present status and strategy of Rainfed Farming Development, (3) Land and water resources, (4) Technology for watershed based Rainfed Farming Development, (5) Land and water management practices, (6) Improvement of productivity of rain water, (7) Cropping systems and crop management practices, (8) Planning for aberrant weather conditions and drought management, (9) Farm machinery and implements and (10) Integrated farming systems for livelihood security. In support of various statements made in different chapters, reliable data have been presented in 62 tables. Further, the book is well illustrated through 24 figures and sketches. The book will serve as a text book for Watershed management, Dry farming courses for B. Sc. Ag. students as a reference book of M.Sc. Ag. students of various Agricultural universities, as a manual for field workers of the Department of Agriculture, a good teaching media for teachers of Agricultural universities and a thought provoking material for those responsible for planning and executing development projects on rainfed/ dry farming and watershed management.