SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    In India, the problem of soil erosion is associated with which of the following?
    1. Terrace cultivation
    2. Deforestation
    3. Tropical climate
    Select the correct answer using the code given below

    A)  1 and 2 only    

    B)  2 only

    C)  1 and 3 only    

    D)  1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Forests play a significant role in the prevention and control of soil erosion by water and wind. The destruction of forest cover leads to increased run off of rain water and its diminished seepage and storage in soil. The structure of the soil suffers, runoff increases and loosens the soil which is carried away to other regions. The fertility of the soil is thus lost, and it becomes barren and unproductive. The reckless destruction of forests in the Shiwalik hills. Western Ghats, Chota Nagpur plateau and in the Deccan table-land has resulted in serious problem of soil erosion. The most effective way to check soil erosion is to stop reckless cutting of forests and to plant more trees.

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