Write a note in your own words about how land use in Lonar city has evolved over time. - Geography

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Write a note in your own words about how land use in Lonar city has evolved over time.

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Two maps of Lonar city are given. One map is of the year 2005-06, and another is of 2015-16. These two maps show the changes in land use that have taken place in the span of 10 years. The following changes have been registered.

  • There is no change in the size of Lonar Lake.
  • The area occupied by Lonar City has increased substantially.
  • The Forest area around the lake has increased.
  • An area under wasteland/ scrubs has increased.
  • Around the temple in the southeast, a new rural hospital, government hostel, government ITI, Tahsil office, etc., have been developed on the waste scrubland. This newly developed area has been named Krishna Nagar, which is not on the 2005-06 map.
  • To the northeast of Lonar city, two more buildings have been constructed. One is a central public school, and another is a civil and criminal court.
  • To the south of the temple in the heart of Lonar city, a built-up residential area is spreading over built-up residential sparse.
  • Overall, built-up residential sparse is increasing in all directions around Lonar Lake and south-east of Lonar city, and thus there is encroachment over agricultural land.
Concept: Types of Settlement
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Chapter 3: Human Settlements and Land Use - Exercise [Page 30]

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Balbharati Geography 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 3 Human Settlements and Land Use
Exercise | Q 7) | Page 30

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