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What is silviculture? What are its advantages?

Answer :

Silviculture is a program which began with an aim to control the growth, health and quality of forests so that forests could be regenerated and managed for desirable outcomes.

The advantages of silviculture are:


(i) It produces abundant raw materials for the industry like timber and paper industry.


(ii) It increases forest cover which is necessary for the conservation of wildlife.


(iii) It maintains a perfect water cycle in nature.


(iv) It prevents soil erosion as the forest cover keeps the topsoil intact.


(v) It prevents floods since the forest cover is vast.


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