Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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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, on the waste scrubland a new rural hospital, government hostel, government ITI, Tahsil office, etc., have been developed. 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 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 the Lonar city and thus there is encroachment over agricultural land.
Concept: Types of Settlement
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Balbharati Geography 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 3 Human Settlements and Land Use
Exercise Q.7 | Q 1 | Page 30
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