Desertification can be checked by –

A. plugging gullies
B. checking over-grazing
C. contour ploughing
D. forming shelter belts
Answer» B. checking over-grazing
Explanation: Overgrazing is the major cause of desertification worldwide. Plants of semi-arid areas are adapted to being eaten by sparsely scattered, large, grazing mammals which move in response to the patchy rainfall common to these regions. Early human pastoralists living in semi-arid areas copied this natural system. They moved their small groups of domestic animals in response to food and water availability. Such regular stock movement prevented overgrazing of the fragile plant cover.
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