Today is World Soil Day which is observed annually on 5 December to focus attention on the significance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable supervision of soil resources.
It is noted that the theme for this year's World Soil Day is - 'Be the Solution to Soil Pollution'.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has called upon people to take vow to maintain the purity of soil. In a tweet, he stated it is the duty of every human being to protect the most critical component of nature.
He also said that it is time that people should move towards nature and organic farming and must learn to protect the purity of soil and mother earth.
The Vice President added that it is high time people learn to love and live with nature and stop playing with it.
As per the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, soil holds three times as much carbon as the atmosphere. It can help meet the challenges of a changing climate.
Report also said, 815 million people are food insecure and 2 billion people are nutritionally insecure, but it can be taken the edge off through soil. 95 per cent of food comes from soil and 33 per cent of the global soils are already tainted.