Land Degradation: Meaning, Causes and Prevention of Land Degradation


The change in the characteristic and quality of soil which adversely affect its fertility is called as Degradation.

Land degradation means:

1. Loss of natural fertility of soil because of loss of nutrients

2. Less vegetation cover

3. Changes in the characteristic of soil

4. Pollution of water resources from the contamination of soil through which water sweeps into ground or runoff to the water bodies

5. Changes in climatic conditions because of unbalanced created in the environment

Read this article to learn about the meaning, factors responsible, prevention and control measures of land degradation:


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