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Land degradation is the
temporary or permanent
lowering of the
productive capacity of
land. It thus covers the
various for...
Factors responsible for
land degradation are:-
Loss of vegetation occuring due to
deforestation
Unsustainable fuel & fodder extraction
Shifting cultivation
Encroachment into forest lands
Forest fires and over grazing
Non-adoption of adequate soil
conservation measures
Improper crop rotation
Indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals
such as fertilisers and pesticides
Improper planning and management
of irrigation systems
Extraction of ground water in excess of
the recharge capacity
Open access resource
Poverty of the agriculture – dependent
people
land degradation
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land degradation

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land degradation

  1. 1. Land degradation is the temporary or permanent lowering of the productive capacity of land. It thus covers the various forms of soil degradation, adverse human impacts on water resources, deforestation etc.
  2. 2. Factors responsible for land degradation are:-
  3. 3. Loss of vegetation occuring due to deforestation
  4. 4. Unsustainable fuel & fodder extraction
  5. 5. Shifting cultivation
  6. 6. Encroachment into forest lands
  7. 7. Forest fires and over grazing
  8. 8. Non-adoption of adequate soil conservation measures
  9. 9. Improper crop rotation
  10. 10. Indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals such as fertilisers and pesticides
  11. 11. Improper planning and management of irrigation systems
  12. 12. Extraction of ground water in excess of the recharge capacity
  13. 13. Open access resource
  14. 14. Poverty of the agriculture – dependent people

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