Question

Which one of the following method is used in Western and Central Himalayas for soil conservation ?

A

Terrace farming

B

Strip cropping

C

Shelter belts

D

None of the above

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Solution

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Correct option is A)

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  • Graduated terrace steps are commonly used to farm on hilly or mountainous terrain. 
  • Terraced fields decrease both erosion and surface runoff, and may be used to support growing crops that require irrigation, such as rice.
  • Terracing is the practice of creating nearly level areas in a hillside area. The terraces form a series of steps, each at a higher level than the previous. Terraces are protected from erosion by other soil.
  •   It protects the soil from its erosion. It is one of the way by which soil erosion can be stopped.barriers.

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