CBSE - VIII - Geography - Resources
Why are land resources important? Why do we call it a limited?
Land resource is important because humans not only live but also perform all economic activities on land. Besides, land also supports wild life, natural vegetation, transport and communication activities. Ninety five percent of our basic needs and requirements like food, clothing and shelter are obtained from land.
Land resources are limited because only 43% of the total land area is plain which is suitable for agricultural activities, industrial development and setting up of transport and communication systems. 27% of the total land area is covered with plateau region which are moderately populated. Mountains cover 30% of the total land area and are sparsely populated. Land has become a limited resource because the degradation of land is taking place at a faster pace. Deforestation, water logging, construction of large dams, mining and over grazing have resulted in the degradation of the land resource.
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