English_Master April 3, 2016 No Comments
DEFORESTATION- ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM There was Kudos for the conscientious people of Kerala when they initiated the programme of ‘Smrithivanam’ in the early nineties. They started planting trees in the memory of the dead. It is a living grave, yard helping the ecology to improve. Even an ordinary man knows that forests invite water laid clouds, provide timber, are a source of natural nitrogenous manure, preserve soil from erosion, suck the underground water and provide shade and safety to small plants. Forests have also been providing a number of fruits including pineapple, coconut and charauli. They have now come under regular plantation. It is because of the absence of trees that Rajasthan is more or less a desert area. Still people, contractors and even government agencies have been denuding forests. The Chipko movement of Uttar Kashi and Almora and Apiko movement of Kanara in Karnataka have not stopped killing the benevolent creation of nature that saves environment. The denudation of hill forests in Doon valley in U.P., Shimlain Himachal Pradesh, and Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra and Mahendragin in the South has brought havoc in these areas. The trees are felled for commercial mining and in the name of tourism. Vast areas in Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have been brought under...
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