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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)

Land degradation

Author(s):

Manisha Kumari, Rakesh Sharma, Swapana Sepehya and Anil Kumar

Abstract:
In India out of 329 mha land, 96.40 mha has been categorized under degraded land. As we know land is crucial for manufacturing most of food which world’s growing population desires but land is deteriorating constantly, because of the rapid population growth. Our natural resources are under great pressure. Land degradation is a process which is induced by humans or by natural phenomenon that affects the quality of the land in an ecosystem. Land degradation results from soil erosion, salinization, deforestation, inappropriate agricultural practices, overgrazing, urbanization, shifting cultivation, unbalanced use of inorganic fertilizers, poor irrigation and water management techniques etc. In India, land shortage, economic pressure on land and the increase in population are the underlying social causes of land degradation. Land degradation decreases quality of land and raises the cost of land management.

Pages: 221-226  |  925 Views  312 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Manisha Kumari, Rakesh Sharma, Swapana Sepehya and Anil Kumar. Land degradation. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2S):221-226.

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