Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 7th Standard
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What Steps Taken for the Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources? - General Science

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What steps taken for the protection and conservation of natural resources?

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The following steps are taken/can be taken to conserve natural resources like:

Conservation of minerals:

  • Improving the technology to allow the use of low-grade ores at low costs.
  • Recycling of metals.
  • Using scrap metals and other substitutes.
  • Using the available minerals in a planned manner.

Conservation of forests:

  • Indiscriminate deforestation should be prohibited.
  • Wastage of timber and firewood should be avoided.
  • Forest fires should be prevented.
  • Reforestation of deforested areas should be undertaken.
  • Excessive grazing of cattle in forests should be discouraged.
  • Pests and diseases affecting forest trees should be chemically and biologically controlled.

Conservation of water:
  • Clothes should be washed in washing machines only when the machine is filled to its maximum loading capacity.
  • Taps must be closed while washing utensils, brushing teeth, shaving, etc.
  • Trees should be planted in the monsoon season when temperatures are lower and rainfall is sufficient.
  • Promote rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation.
Concept: Natural Resources in the Earth’S Crust
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Balbharati General Science 7th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 16 Natural Resources
Exercise | Q 3 | Page 112
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