Posted by Anjali Kaur on Jun 18, 2021

Resources and Development (Part-5)

Under Resources and Development (Part-5), we will start with conservation of resources, land resources, land utilization. But first, make sure you have revised all 4 parts on this topics:

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4

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Also, start making notes and revise them over and over again!

Conservation of Resources

Gandhiji was very correct in raising his concern about resource conservation in these words: “There is enough for everybody’s need and not for anybody’s greed”. He blamed:

  1. Greedy and Selfish individual
  2. Exploitative nature (over or misuse) of modern technology
  3. Mass production

As the main reason for resource depletion at the global level.

Gandhiji wanted production by masses to avoid wastage.

Time lines under Resource Conservation

YearPlace and Book
1968The Club of Rome talked about a systematic way to save resources.
1974Gandhian philosophy presented by Schumacher in his book “Small is Beautiful”
1987The Brundtland Commission Report introduced ‘Sustainable Development. It was published in the book “Our Common Future”.
1992Earth Summit at Rio De Janeiro, in Brazil.

Land Resources

Land resources is a natural resource. It supports:

  1. Natural vegetation.
  2. Wildlife.
  3. Human Life.
  4. Economic activities.
  5. Transport and Communication system.

How to remember this? Use Code “WENTH’ (just like a tenth)

W – WILDLIFE

E – ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

N- NATURAL VEGETATION

T- TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

H- HUMAN LIFE

Land distribution

The land is not unlimited on earth, it is finite, i.e, countable. Let’s look at its distribution:

In short,

  • Plains = 43% which helps Agriculture + Industry
  • Mountains = 30% which helps in a continuous flow of rivers + Tourism
  • Plateau = 27% which supports mineral reserves + fossil fuels + forests
  • Island = 0%

Land Utilisation

Take a look at the below tabular presentation:

How to memorise land utilzation? Use code “FFUNN”

1. F – Forest

2. F- Fallow land; it includes current fallow(0-1 agricultural year not cultivated) and other than current fallow (1-5 agricultural year not cultivated)

3. U- Uncultivated Land (excluding fallow land); Permanent grazing pastures + Tree crops groves + Uncultivated for > 5 agricultural years.

4. N- Not available for cultivation; includes Barren & wasteland and land for buildings, roads, etc.

5. N – Net Sown Area; Area sown for > 1 agricultural year + NSA = Gross cropped area (GCA).

Thank You So much for reading the above content.

This is the fifth post on Resources and development. I am going to produce more such blog posts.

Feel free to join my Facebook group made for Social Studies and you can also subscribe to my website to receive a monthly mail on all the collated posts. Also, subscribe to my YouTube channel to get video explanations of the topics.

Take a look at the previous blog posts on resources and development.

  1. Resources and Development (Part-1)
  2. Resources and Development (Part-2)
  3. Resources and Development (Part-3)
  4. Resources and Development (Part-4)

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