Agriculture minister V S Sunilkumar cautioned farmers against agriculture practices that affect the health of soil. "There are serious impacts in Wayanad and Kuttanad because of unscientific agriculture practices which harm the soil…The government will take immediate actions for soil conservation for the sake of survival. The basic human needs of water and food are also at stake because of soil degradation", he said.
It now takes only 48 hours for the water from the Western Ghats to reach Arabian Sea as the level of soil erosion is high. The rain water used to take a fortnight to travel this distance.
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