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India: Soil degradation

India: Soil degradationIndia: Soil degradationIndia: Soil degradation

Stable terrain – In some of these areas the forest-cover is dense and in others the land is has not lost its nutrients and is fertile and therefore stable. Low to medium degradation – The land here has been degraded to some extent due to water erosion, as for example in Assam, or there is depletion of nutrients from the soil.
Severe degradation – Areas in the Thar desert have been severely degraded due to the effects of wind erosion. The riverbanks such as those of the Ganga and the Brahmaputra are degraded due to water logging. Naturally degraded – These are the arid mountains of Ladakh, the snow caps of the north east and the salt flats of the Rann of Kutch.