Between 1880 and 1920 forests cover in the Indian subcontinent declined by 9.7 million hectares, from 108.6 million hectares to 98.9 million hectares. Discuss the role of the following factors in this decline:
6. Adivasis and other peasants users
Answer to be written in the exam:
Adivasis and other peasant users-
Adivasis and other rural population
s engaged in shifting agriculture. It
required removing portions of the forest and burning the tree roots.
scorched patch was subsequently planted with seeds,
which were then gathered during the monsoon season
similar procedure was carried out
in another area when
fertility in that region started to fall.
- Due to the lack of soil fertility , there were reduced odds of trees sprouting again along with some of the forest areas.