The first-of-a-kind study has used remote sensing data to quantify long-term soil losses across the entire Western Ghats region.
Study finds an increase in the rate of soil erosion post the extreme floods in August 2018.
India produces a large amount of agricultural products due to its fertile soil and dependable rainfall patterns. Any harm to the soil would affect the lives of millions in the country. Soil erosion due to rainfall is one such threat. In an first of its kind study an international team of scientists have designed a global map of soil erosivity to devise mechanisms to protect our soils from erosion due to rainfall.