Authors: Ranjeet Singh Budania*, Govt. College, Taranagar, Churu, Rajasthan, India
Topics: Environment, Climatology and Meteorology, Development
Keywords: Degradation, Intervention, Pedagogical, Productivity, Reversible, Indicators, Substantiated, Argument
Session Type: Paper
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 2, Hyatt Regency, Fourth Floor
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Desertification is essentially a problem of faster land degradation, which sets in when the geomorphic processes under a natural set up are accelerated due to increased human intervention or due to climatic aberrations such as drought. The vulnerability of the landforms to processes acceleration various according to their sediment characteristics as well as plant cover, and landuse. Climatic pattern, landform history, morphological and pedagogical characteristics of the land and vegetation types also determine the extent and magnitude of the problem. Wind erosion/deposition, water erosion, water logging, salinity/alkalinity and vegetation degradation have been identified as the major types of degradation in the arid western part of Sikar. Industrial effluents and mining are also gradually becoming important factors of desertification. In most cases the problems are linked to mismanagement of land by man.
The current study focuses on desertification due to environmental resource degradation–both quantative decline and qualitative degradation observed in the recent past, but emphasizing on latter which also results form former. The desertification in the study area is identified using the environmental indicators to imply it; it has been substantiated subsequently with the supporting data analysis of environmental resources – land, water, bio-mass as well as the socio-economic pressures in the following argument and presented in this succession. Finally, the possible approach towards conservation to outlined.