Around 37% of India's land is degraded, says government


Around 37% (120.40 million hectare) of the country's total geographical area is affected by various kinds of land degradation including soil acidity, soil salinity, water logging, soil and wind erosion and mining industrial waste, said the government in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

"As per the information received from ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare, out of the total geographical area of the country, about 120.40 million hectare (37%) is affected by various kinds of land degradation," said the environment minister Anil Madhav Dave... Read More

Source Web Page : Times of India


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