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Impact of Bundelkhand's Geo Profile on Human Life

  A considerable amount of Bundelkhand’s land is uncultivable

Bundelkhand's geographical, topographical and geological profile has major impacts on human life.

Around a sixth of the total land of the region falls under some or the other category of wasteland. In some of its southern districts, especially Tikamgarh, a considerable amount of the land is completely barren and uncultivable.

In the south and south-east, much of the land is hilly, covered with fairly thick forests and not of use for agriculture.

From the south to the north, much soil is lost continually due to flow of rivers and rainfall.

In most parts of the entire region, an impermeable rocky layer is found at fairly shallow depths. Hence runoff of both rainwater and soil is high and Bundelkhand is prone to both floods and drought.

The problem is aggravated by erratic precipitation and thin forest cover in many districts.

Add to this frequency of weather disturbances such as heat storms and hailstorms and preponderance of difficult soils, and you get a record of low agriculture productivity that cannot support a large population.

This generalisation has to be qualified. While there are some parts of Bundelkhand that are intrinsically incapable of supporting any form of agriculture or human habitation, there are some parts which enable good agriculture productivity.

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