How can you contribute to the maintenance of the green wealth of your locality? Make a list of actions to be taken by you.

AcademicBiologyNCERTClass 8

Green wealth in terms of plants and trees can be maintained through the below actions:

(i) Planting more trees (flowering as well as ornamental plants).

(ii) Encouraging the local people to grow more trees and explaining the importance of same.

(iii) Watering the plants whenever required.

(iv) Distributing small plants if possible among people to inspire them to grow plants.

Plants are useful to us in many ways:
1. They provide oxygen.
2. They provide habitat for wildlife and building materials for constructing houses.
3. Various plant parts like leaves, fruits, nuts, stems, and flowers are used as food by herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.
4. They provide fibers such as cotton, linen, hemp, etc for manufacturing textiles.
5. They provide fibers for paper, caning, and rope, and also provide basketry materials used in making furniture.
6. Some plants are used in making candles, lotions, and perfumes.
7. Various plants are used as medications.
8. They are useful in moderating greenhouse gasses, and also their roots help in breaking rocks to create soil.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 12:46:31