Addressing soil loss
Floods often wash away rich, weathered soil and the gradual loss of soil productivity can have a lasting impact on the local economy. The rehabilitation programmes often fail to consider this loss. In the case of Kerala and Kodagu, the undulation and force of the water would have led to severe soil and land erosion.
Impact of floods on soil:
Soil degradation due to flooding is a serious concern.
floods and Soil?
While roads and houses will be rebuilt, and crop losses compensated partially through insurance, the gradual loss of soil productivity must also be taken care of. Any rehabilitation programme must consider the lost soil.