In present days Soil erosion is a problem of mammoth proportions to handle. Soil erosion, put simply, is the washing or wearing off of topsoil by water, wind or any other natural or man made activities like mining, quarrying etc.
Problems caused due to soil erosion:
Many don’t realize the serious problems that soil erosion poses to life in general on this planet.
(i) it causes a serious problem to farmers ranging from infertility of soil to flood thereby causing serious food shortage in that particular area. its also a major deterrent to the economy of that region.
(ii) It has a far-reaching impact on the increasing population since erosion of soil means a substantial loss of land thereby hampering the “land man ratio” to a great extent. It’s a relatively slow process but has dire consequences.
(iii) soil particles displaced by water and wind lead to major soil and water pollution causing vagaries to patients of lungs and digestive systems.
Many don’t realize but it’s a fact that every 5 seconds, the soil of a size of a football field is eroded all over the world amounting to losing a piece of the earth we live in !!
Possible Causes of Soil Erosion :
(i) farming of cash crops like coffee, palm, tea etc.
(ii) Slope of the land eroding due to deforestation
(iii) wind and water both equally contributing to coastal erosion
(iv) Flash floods leading to rising water levels further causing surface runoff and massive soil erosion in river banks.
How to prevent soil erosion :
Age old methods such as bunding, boulder linings etc have often proven to be ineffective in the long run, thats when the need of an eco-friendly, sustainable and durable medium to check this menace arose , giving rise to a phenomenon known as “GEOSYNTHETICS”!!
Geosynthetics in its different forms and constantly evolving designs have given a huge fillip to soil conservation. Its usage whether in slope protection, coastal protection or linings of different water bodies in undulating areas have impacted the reduction of soil erosion considerably.
What ZenTraac Does :
We in ZenTraac, have a decade long experience to design and utilize these amazing properties of geosynthetics in areas such as Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Bihar, Assam and West Bengal
By Specializing in :-
- River bank protection;
- River Embankment Protection;
- River Training;
- Scour Hole Filling;
- Road construction on weak soil;
- Readymade Embankment
- Hill-slope stabilization
Therefore, we vow to give our unyielding service to prevent soil erosion through our one stop solution on world soil erosion day !!