WASTELAND RECLAMATION

INTRODUCTION:
Wastelands or wasted lands have been generated in the entire southern block of developing countries due either to defective land- use or utter neglect of its proper maintenance. Conversion of traditional land- use, whish is always met with the prospect of irreversible decay, has been continuing for the last few decades. Coupled with this, the population rise over the last few decades has been overtaking all that was built in relation to infrastructure for a sustainable development base. Areas wise, India has share of 2.4%of the land surface of the earth but it is carrying at the moment the load of around 16%of the world population. This means the ratio between area and population is around 1:6:5;in other words in relation to the world situation the population pressure is around 6.5times higher than the world average. Dispossession from traditional land has resulted in migration, uneven growth of large over crowed cities, resulting further in the decline of urban facilities and a downward trend in development.

LAND USE PATTERN OF INDIA;
DUE TO THE CONTINUING POPULATION RISE IN THE ENTIRE SOUTHERN BLOCK COUNTRIES;

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