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Indigenous Soil and Water Conservation in India's Semi-Arid Tropics

John Kerr, N. K. Sanghi

Book/Report, 30 pages

Soil erosion is a problem that imposes both on- and off-farm costs. As soil erodes, valuable moisture and nutrients are lost, and the topsoil becomes increasingly shallow. The decline in yields that results is a private cost borne by farmers. Off the farm, downstream rivers and lakes become silted, shortening the productive lives of dams and other man-made structures. Soil particles can also transport pesticide residues, poisoning water supplies downstream. These are costs to society, but not necessarily to farmers.

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