Deforestation due to mining has caused severe land degradation in which one of the following states ?
(b) Tamil Nadu
So, the correct answer is (a) - Odisha
- Mining is not always a primary direct driver of deforestation and forest degradation, its indirect and cumulative forest impacts can be significant.
- 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 .