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The need to take actions to sustain soil and its immediate environment becomes pressing and challenging task in today’s environment as food crises increase across the world. Comment.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

6. The need to take actions to sustain soil and its immediate environment becomes pressing and challenging task in today’s environment as food crises increase across the world. Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live MintInsights on India

Why the question:

Soil is in such a dangerous situation right now that in another 50-60 years, United Nations agencies say that there will be no agricultural soil left to grow anything, because the organic content of soil is in deep decline.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about concerns associated with soil health and steps needed to overcome it.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context regarding status of soil health.

Body:

First, write about the concerns associated with soil health – soil contamination, pollution and degradation, loss of biodiversity etc. Write about the impact of the same.

Next, write about the steps that are needed to preserve soil health in the country.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.