India Grapples with Soil Erosion Crisis

A recent study shed light on concerning trends in India's soil health, revealing that nearly 30% of the country's landmass is experiencing varying degrees of soil erosion, with 3% facing critical topsoil loss.

Major Highlights

  • The research, titled "Geospatial modeling and mapping of soil erosion in India," provides a comprehensive classification of soil erosion across the nation for the first time.
  • Topsoil degradation, crucial for agriculture due to its nutrient and moisture retention properties, poses significant challenges to crop productivity.
  • The Brahmaputra Valley in Assam emerges as a major hotspot for soil erosion, with close to 31% of its surface soil lost ....
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