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| Last Updated:: 17/08/2021

Making Deserts





Desertification is devouring India. Almost a quarter of India is under desertification. Worse, the extent of desertification and land degradation has increased by some 1.16 million ha and 1.87 ha respectively in just eight years, between 2003-05 and 2011-13 as revealed from surveys conducted by the Space Application Centre (SAC) of the Indian Space Research Organization.







Source: The Statesman Bhubaneswar, 13.08.2021, pg.6.