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Organic Content in Soil

Owing to the efforts under the Green Revolution wherein farmers adopted modern inputs and technology to increase production, India successfully avoided the spectre of food shortages. But this came at a cost in the form of overexploitation of natural resources, especially soil and water. The crisis is so extreme that it has brought the issue ..

2018 World Soil Day (WSD)

The World Soil Day (WSD) is observed every year on December 5 to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. The 2018 theme is ‘Be the Solution to Soil Pollution’. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Soil holds 3 times as much carbon ..

Dredging Issue in River Kosi

Kosi is referred as sorrow of Bihar. In 2008 it breached the embankment in Kushaha (Nepal) and shifted 108 km eastwards. The recurrent calamities along the banks of Kosi could be due to 1,082 million tonnes of silt that has been deposited in it in the last 54 years. This has come out in a ..

Soil Retrogression versus Soil Degradation

Soil retrogression and degradation are two important regressive evolution processes which take place due to loss of equilibrium of a stable soil. Retrogression primarily occurs due to soil erosion. Soil Degradation is an evolution process which is different from natural evolution and is largely related to the local climate and vegetation. It is due to ..