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Soil erosion problems in India
  • MITHLESH KUMAR,
  • AMBIKA SAHU
MITHLESH KUMAR
Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
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AMBIKA SAHU
Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
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Abstract

Soil 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.