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Give Three Reasons for Rapid Depletion of Forest Resources in India in the Past. - Geography

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Give three reasons for rapid depletion of forest resources in India in the past.

Solution

Three reasons which have led to the depletion of forest resources in the past are

  • Huge tracts of forests were destructed for expanding agriculture.
  • The British systematically destroyed the Indian forests to meet the growing demand for timber in Britain. Many forests were also destroyed by the government during the World Wars to supply timber to the war front.
  • Forests have been cleared to make land available for building houses and industries.
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 2015-2016 (March) (with solutions)
Question 5.4 | 3.00 marks
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Give Three Reasons for Rapid Depletion of Forest Resources in India in the Past. Concept: Importance of Forests.
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