Sunday, 19 June 2011

Agricultural land in UP has reduced


Agricultural land in UP has reduced


Agricultural land in UP has reduced

Neha Shukla, TNN Jun 15, 2011, 10.30pm IST
LUCKNOW: The state of environment report released by UP environment directorate says more and more of prime agricultural land is getting diverted to non-agricultural uses in the state. "Land is under severe pressure and has been subjected to many kinds of degradation", says the report
Strangely, the number of very small land holdings has gone up considerably. The report highlights need for integrated land and water management including drainage for preventing further salination or sodification and for solving increasing water scarcity problems.
"The report shows pressure on land has increased over the years," said Dr Yashpal Singh, director of environment department. Land fertility is getting adversely affected due to an unbalanced use of fertilizers and poor soil and water management, he added.


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