Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 10
Geography
Solutions
1. Try to do a comparison between the two pie charts given for land use and find out why the net sown area and the land under forests have changed from 1960- 61 to 2002-03 very marginally.

Question:

Try to do a comparison between the two pie charts given for land use and find out why the net sown area and the land under forests have changed from 1960- 61 to 2002-03 very marginally.

Answer:

The net sown area and the land under forests have changed from 1960-61 to 2002-03 very marginally because of the following factors:

  • Urbanization
  • floods
  • Increasing population,
  • Fragmentation of land holdings
  • Declining water table
  • Unabated and massive conversion of agricultural land for building houses and construction of infrastructure.
  • Rise in cost of irrigation

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