Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 10
Economics
Solutions
11. List a few examples of environmental degradation that you may have observed around you.

Question:

List a few examples of environmental degradation that you may have observed around you.

Answer:

Following are some examples of environmental degradation:

(i) Threat to ground water : Ground water in India is in great danger because it is being overused in many parts of our country.

(ii) Destruction of forests : Forests are being cut indiscriminately in different

parts and states of India.

(iii) Extinction of wild animals : People are killing wild animals by poaching

them.

(iv) Rapid use of coal, oil and petroleum products : Coal, oil and petroleum products are being used at a rapid pace in India for various purposes.

(v) Excessive construction of dams : Dams are being built without proper planning for the rehabilitation of the people of the displaced area.

(vi) Excessive use of chemicals and pesticides : To increase production, farmers are using chemicals and pesticides on a large scale.

Soil pollution, air pollution and destruction of forests and wildlife are visible through the above works.

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