Soil erosion problems in India
AbstractSoil erosion is a dangerous environmental issue in India threatens the
productivity of all natural ecosystems such as agricultural, forest,
pasture and human sustainability inducing severe impacts on agricultural
and soil productivity, aquatic imbalance, damaged drainage network,
deterioration of water quality in rivers and reservoirs, infrastructure
and the environment. In addition, severely affects the soil structure,
hydrological systems, natural habitats and ecosystem services. Moreover,
increasing population, intensive agriculture, deforestation, over
grazing and higher demand of wood for fire also causes the soil erosion.
Mostly soils are lost by water erosion are due to the process of sheet
and rill erosion. This paper represents the extant of erosion problem in
India and their mitigation practices.