Everything available in our
environment which can be used to
satisfy our needs, provided, it is
economically feasible & culturally
acceptable can be termed as
On the basis of origin – biotic and abiotic.
On the basis of exhaustibility – renewable
On the basis of ownership – individual,
community, national and international.
On the basis of status of development –
potential, developed stock and reserves.
Human beings transforms
material available in our
environment into resources
and use them.
DEPLETION OF RESOURCES
of resources for satisfying
the greed of few individuals.
Accumulation of resources in few
Indiscriminate exploitation of
resources has led to global ecological
Equitable distribution of resources.
Depletion of resources must not be done.
LAND UNDER IMPORTANT RELIEF
Land not available for cultivation.
Other uncultivated land ( excluding fallow
Net sown area.
GENERAL LAND USE CATEGORIES 1960-61
BARREN & WASTE LAND
AREA UNDER NONAGRICULTURAL USE
PASTURES & GRAZING
MISC.TREES CROPS &
FALLOWS OTHER THAN
GENERAL LAND USE CATEGORIES 2002-03
Some human activities such as
deforestation, over grazing, mining &
quarrying too have contributed in land
Mining sites are abandoned after
excavation. This leads to degradation.
INDIA: WASTELANDS IN 2000
WIND ERODED AREA
SOIL AS A RESOURCE
Soil is the most important renewable
It is the medium of plant growth and
supports different types of living
It takes millions of year to form 1 cm of
CLASSIFICATION OF SOILS
Red and yellow soil.
LOSS OF SOIL DUE TO SOME
NATURAL CAUSE IS TERMED AS SOIL
Which one of the following type of
resource is iron ore?
2) In which of the following states black soil
d)Both c & b