Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 7th Standard
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Why do the following occur? Soil degradation. - Geography

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Why do the following occur?

Soil degradation.

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Solution

  1. To obtain a higher agricultural yield, chemical fertilizers, insecticides, weedicides, and irrigation technique is used.
  2. However, the excessive spraying of chemical fertilizers leads to soil degradation. In such a condition, the proportion of humus in soil decreases, and the pH value of soil gets disturbed.
  3. Excessive irrigation draws the salt from the soil upwards and makes the soil saline and then unproductive. Thus, soil erosion occurs due to chemicals, chemical fertilizers, and excessive irrigation.
Concept: Soil Erosion and Degradation
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Balbharati Geography 7th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 7 Soils
Exercise | Q 2.7 | Page 45
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