Resources and Development

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…

Which Is the Main Cause of Land Degradation in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh? How Can It Be Checked? Explain.

The main cause of land degradation is large scale overgrazing. Measures to check include: Afforestation and proper management of grazing. Planting of shelter belts of plants. Stabilization of sand dunes by growing thorny bushes. Control on overgrazing.

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…

‘Land is a natural resource of utmost importance’. Justify the statement with appropriate arguments.

We live on land, we perform our economic activities on land and we use it in different ways. It supports natural vegetation, wildlife, human life, economic activities, transport and communication systems. It is an asset of a finite magnitude.

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,…