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Define soil pollution and write down the causes of soil pollution. [3 MARKS]


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Definition: 1 Mark
Causes: 2 Marks

The contamination of soil due to excessive use of chemicals and harmful waste products like fertilizers, insecticides, industrial wastes etc. is called soil pollution.

Following are the causes of soil pollution:

1. Excessive use of chemical fertilizers
2. Waste disposal from industries
3. Mining activities

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