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2) Briefly discuss various factors that control the formation of soil. Explain with suitable example.(250 words)

Topic:  Geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

2) Briefly discuss various factors that control the formation of soil. Explain with suitable example.(250 words)

Geography by Majid Hussain

Why this question:

The topic is from the static portions of GS paper I .

Key demand of the question:

Explain the various factors responsible in the formation of soils with suitable examples.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Define soils in brief and their significance.

Body:

Explain the process of soil formation in detail – 

The soil is one of the important components of the sustainability of an ecosystem because it is the vitally important natural medium for the growth of vegetation. The soil is one of the important components of the sustainability of an ecosystem because it is the vitally important natural medium for the growth of vegetation.

Explain each factor in detail.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of soil in the ecosystem.

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