explain any two methods of soil conservation common in hilly areas.

Asked by tinu1972 | 23rd Jul, 2015, 05:14: PM

Expert Answer:

Two soil conservation methods common in hilly areas are:

  • Contour Ploughing: when the land is plowed parallel to the contour of a hill slope, it is known as contour ploughing. This makes a natural barrier for water to flow down the slope.

  • Terrace Farming: It is the construction of terraces or flat steps on steep slopes. Terrace farming help in reducing surface run off water and prevent soil erosion.

· Contour Ploughing: when the land is plowed parallel to the contour of a hill slope, it is known as contour ploughing. This makes a natural barrier for water to flow down the slope.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 24th Jul, 2015, 12:47: PM