Factors which should be considered when selecting a wasteland to be reclaimed for agricultural use




Factors which should be considered when selecting a wasteland to be reclaimed for agricultural use.

  • The size of the area- i.e. big enough to justify reclamation.
  • Soils should be fertile to minimize the cost in improving them. (Fertilizers)
  • Minimal incidence of pests and diseases/controllable.
  • The climate should be suitable / favorable for the intended agricultural use.
  • Availability of capital to initiate the project i.e. cost effectiveness.
  • Availability of skilled manpower.
  • The land should be undulating for mechanization or irrigation.
  • Accessibility of the area.

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