Resources and Development

What Is Agenda 21? List Its Two Principles.

Agenda 21 was adopted at first International Earth Summit held in 1992 at Rio de Janerio Brazil. The two principles are as follows: To combat environmental damage, poverty, disease through global cooperation on common interests, mutual needs and shared responsibilities. Every local government should draw its own local Agenda 21.

Distinguish Between Red Soil and Laterite Soil Stating Any Three Points of Distinction.

Red Soil Red soil develops on crystalline igneous rocks in areas of low rainfall. Red soil is found in parts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh, southern parts of the middle of Ganga plain and along the piedmont zone of the Western ghats. Red soil develops a reddish colour due to diffusion of iron in crystalline and …

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Describe Any Three Measures of Controlling Land Degradation.

Three measures of controlling land degradation are: Afforestation and proper management of grazing can help to some extent. Planting of shelter belts, control on over-grazing, stabilisation of sand dune by growing thorny bushes. Proper management of wastelands, control of mixing activities, proper discharge and disposal of industrial effluents and wastes after treatment can reduce land …

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How Can You Contribute to Minimize the Pollution. Explain.

We can contribute to minimize the pollution by: Planting more plants and trees. Using non-conventional sources of energy such as solar and wind energy. Using public transport instead of personal car/motor bike etc. Saving water and electricity.

Indiscriminate Use of Resources Had Led to Numerous Problems. Justify This Statement.

Resources are vital for human survival and it was believed that resources are free gift of nature. The indiscriminate use of resources led to the following problems: To satisfy the greed of few individuals, depletion of resources has continued. Due to the accumulation of resources in few hands, the society gets divided into two segments, …

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