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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1114) Last page : (1121)
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Methods to Control Soil Erosion-A Review

Musaib Ul Zaman1, Shakeel Bhat2*, Sonia Sharma3 and Owais Bhat4
1,3Department of Civil Engineering, AP Goyal Shimla University, Shimla, India
2,4College of Agricultural Engineering, SKUAST-K Shalimar Srinagar
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Received: 11.03.2018  |  Revised: 19.04.2018   |  Accepted: 23.04.2018  



Soil erosion is a natural process in which particles of soil are moved by wind and water and displaced to another location. When erosion occurs naturally, soil is re-located at about the same rate it is created, so no harm is done to the environment. Erosion is one of the biggest concerns of earth’s land surface. Soil erosion deteriorates soil quality and hence decreases the productivity of land. It has many impacts on agricultural problems and also in all engineering and construction industries. All structures are constructed on the soil; therefore soil should have enough bearing capacity to withstand against the weight of the structure. Different Methods have been adopted over the years to control the soil erosion, but these methods have proven to be insufficient to reduce the soil erosion at permissible level. Therefore, Engineering structures are designed to control run-off and soil erosion in fields where biological control practices alone are insufficient to reduce soil erosion to permissible level. The main aim of this paper is to study or highlight the engineering methods that can be implemented to control the soil erosion. Engineering methods deals with the physical structures that stops or try to prevent the happening of soil erosion. Therefore it is important to construct Engineering structures which can effectively control the velocity of run-off water.

Key words: Erosion, Run off, Engineering structures, Soil conservation, Agriculture

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Cite this article: Ul Zaman, M., Bhat, S., Sharma, S. and Bhat, O., Methods to Control Soil Erosion-A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 1114-1121 (2018). doi: