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Q.1:- What is meant by environment?



Environment is defined as the total planetary inheritance, and the totality of all resources It includes all the biotic and abiotic factors that influence each other. Living elements such as birds, animals and plants, etc., arc biotic elements while abiotic elements include air, water, land etc, or in other words all those conditions and their effects which influence human life is environment. Functions of environment are (i) It supplies resources, (ii) It absorbs waste. (iii) It sustains life by providing genetic and bio-diversity. (iv) It provides aesthetic services.