• Human activities like deforestation , overgrazing , mining and quarrying has significantly led to land degradation.
  • Mining sites are abandoned leaving deep scars and traces of over burdening .
  • In states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh , Madhya Pradesh and Odisha deforestation due to mining has caused severe land degradation .
  • In states like Gujarat , Rajasthan , Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra overgrazing is one of the main reasons for land degradation.
  • In states of Punjab, Haryana , Western Uttar Pradesh , over irrigation is the reason for land degradation.
  • Industrial effluents as waste have become a major source of land and water degradation.

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.