• The denudation of the soil cover and subsequent washing down is described as soil erosion.
  • Human activities like deforestation , overgrazing , construction and mining on the other hand natural forces like Wind , glacier and water also lead to soil erosion.
  • The running water cuts through the clayey soils and makes deep channels as Gullies.
  • The land which becomes unfit for cultivation is termed as Bad land.
  • In Chambal basin bad land is termed as ravines.
  • When water flows as a sheet over large areas down a slope , in such cases the top of the soil is washed away. This is known as Sheet erosion.
  • Wind blowing loose soil off flat or sloping land is known as wind erosion .
  • Defective measures of farming also lead to soil erosion .
  • Ploughing in the wrong way and quick flow of wate r leads to soil erosion.

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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.