- Pollution of the Ganga
- Ganga Action Plan
- Three R's: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
Shaalaa.com | Management of Natural resources Introduction
In a village, farmers started cultivating crops all around a lake which was always filled with water. They added lot of materials W to the soil in their fields to increase the yield of crops. Soon they found that the whole surface of water in the lake was covered with a green layer made up of tiny organisms X. After some time, the fish present in the lake started dying in large numbers because they could not get sufficient Y due to a process Z which had occurred in lake water and drained out all the Y present in the water of lake.
(a) What do you think materials W are?
(b) Name (i) X, and (ii) Y.
(c) What is the process Z known as?
(d) What happens during the process Z which uses up all the Y present in lake water?
(e) What does this example tell us about the use of materials like W?
The three R's which can help us to conserve natural resources for long term use are :
(a) recycle, regenerate, reuse
(b) reduce, regenerate, reuse
(c) reduce, reuse, redistribute
(d) reduce, recycle, reuse