Identify the correct statement regarding negative soil pollution.
(a) Contamination of the soil due to addition of insecticides
(b) Reduction in soil productivity due to soil erosion
(c) Reduction in soil productivity due to the addition of pesticides and herbicides
(d) Contamination of the soil due to natural disasters.
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The correct answer is (b) Reduction in soil productivity due to soil erosion
Explanation: Negative soil pollution is caused due to the overuse of soil and also due to soil erosion, and thereby, leading to decrease in soil productivity and efficiency. The other factors that can contribute to negative soil erosion are developmental activities, overgrazing, etc.