Solve the puzzle by following your search horizontally and vertically to find the hidden answers.


(i) Natural endowments in the form of land, water, vegetation and minerals.


(ii) A type of non-renewable resource.


(iii) Soil with high water retaining capacity.


(iv) Intensively leached soils of the monsoon climate.


(v) Plantation of trees on a large scale to check soil erosion.


(vi) The Great Plains of India are made up of these soils.


(i) Resource: These natural endowments in the aforesaid forms are called resources.


(ii) Minerals: Minerals are found naturally and are utilized in a greater speed than it can renew. So it falls under the non-renewable category.


(iii) Black: It has the highest water retaining capacity.


(iv) Laterite: The Laterite Soil develops in areas with high temperature and heavy rainfall.


(v) Afforestation: Plantation of trees on a large scale to check soil erosion.


(vi) Alluvial: This is the most widely spread and important soil. The entire northern plains are made of alluvial soil. These soils contain adequate proportion of potash, phosphoric acid and lime.


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