Ecology | VOL. 16, ISSUE 96, May-June 2016
Author is Head, Agriculture and Soils Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun. firstname.lastname@example.org
Soil erosion is a gradual process that depletes soil organic carbon, adversely affecting soil quality. It is the primary cause behind 78.6 per cent of the total degraded land in India. Enhancing soil organic carbon in soils may prove the most effective method to maintain soil quality.