Management of Forest Resources

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Management of Forest Resources
Pollution of the River Ganges is due to activities like bathing, washing of clothes, immersion of ashes of dead and industrial effluents.Ganga Action Plan project was launched in 1985 to clean the river Ganga and make its water pollution free.Forests are Biodiversity hotspots. Pollution of the River Ganges is due to activities like bathing, washing of clothes, immersion of ashes of dead and industrial effluents.Ganga Action Plan project was launched in 1985 to clean the river Ganga and make its water pollution free.Forests are Biodiversity hotspots. It is measured by number of species found in that forest.Stake holders are people who live in and around the forest, Forest department of government, industrialists and forest and wildlife activists. Chipko Andolan originated in Reni in Garhwal in the early 1970s. Conservation of forests by Bishnoi community in Rajasthan popularised because of Amrita Devi Bishnoi who sacrificed her life in 1731 for the protection of Khejri trees in Khejrali village.Ways to conserve our resources are to use judiciously, consideration long term perspective, equitable distribution.Role of Govt in forest conservation are owning of forest land, controlling industries , setting up of rules, ensuring local people benefit, and controlling illegal activities. 3R’s in conserving resources are Reduce, Recycle and Reuse. Natural resources include our forests, water, coal and petroleum reserves. The river Ganga runs its course of over 2500 kilometres from Gangotri in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. Pollution of the river Ganga is due to activities like bathing, washing clothes, immersion of the ashes of the dead, and industrial effluents. The coliform bacteria are usually found in the human intestine, whose presence in the Ganga water indicates contamination by faeces and disease-causing micro-organisms. The Ganga Action Plan project was launched in 1985 to clean the Ganga and make its water free from pollution. Forests are ‘biodiversity hotspots’ due to the sheer number as well as the variety of species of flora and fauna that live in them. Stake holders are people who live in and around a forest, the forest department of the government, industrialists, and forest and wildlife activists. The Chipko Andolan (‘Hug the Trees Movement’) originated in the 1970’s, in a village called Reni in Garhwal high up in the Himalayas. It was to save trees from being cut down. The conservation of forests by the Bishnoi community in Rajasthan became well known because of Amrita Devi Bishnoi, who sacrificed her life in 1731 for the protection of the Khejri trees in village Khejrali. The ways to conserve our resources are judicious use, long-term perspective, and equitable distribution. The role of the government in forest conservation: Owning of forest land, controlling industries, framing rules, ensuring that local people benefit, and controlling illegal activities. The 3R’s in conserving resources are Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.

Management of Water and Coal Resources
Water from aquatic bodies evaporates into atmosphere due to sun light and condences to clouds. Due to air currents clouds turns into rains and reach water bodies and ground called water cycle. Water from aquatic bodies evaporates into atmosphere due to sun light and condences to clouds. Due to air currents clouds turns into rains and reach water bodies and ground called water cycle. The water falling to earth in the form of rain or snow is Precipitation. Dams are structures used to divide and retain water in a particular area. Some famous dams in India are the Bhakra Nangal Dam, the Sardar Sarovar Dam and the Tehri Dam. Advantages of ground water are –it does not evaporate, recharge wells, protected from contamination of human and animal waste. Disadvantages of dams are deforestation, sedimentation, erosion of river beds, disruption of animal and plant life....
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