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What steps can be taken to control soil erosion in hilly areas?


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Several steps can be taken to control soil erosion in hilly areas.

  1. Ploughing along the contour lines can slow down the flow of water down the slopes.
  2. Terrace cultivation can be brought into practice as it restricts erosion.
  3. Western and Central Himalayas have well developed terrace farming.
  4. Strip cropping can be done by growing strips of grass between the crops.
  5. Planting lines of trees to create shelter.
  6. Shelter belts have contributed significantly to the stabilisation of sand dunes and in stabilising the desert in Western India.

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