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Forests Are Called ‘Handmaids of Agriculture’. - Geography

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Forests are called ‘handmaids of agriculture’.

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Forests are useful in agriculture in various ways both directly and indirectly. Directly, they supply wood for making farm implements. Indirectly, they help in keeping the climate humid, creating favourable conditions for rain. They are helpful in checking floods and preventing soil erosion.

Concept: Importance of Forests
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ICSE ICSE Class 10 Geography
Chapter 5 Natural Vegetation of India
Give Reasons | Q 5
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