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Major Soil Types In India

Major Soil Types In India

India is a vast region with varied natural environment. We find several physiographic regions and different types of climate. Therefore, a number of soil types have developed. The ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) has classified Indian soils into 8 categories.

  1. Alluvial Soils
  2. Black Soils
  3. Red Soils
  4. Laterite Soils
  5. Desert Soils
  6. Saline Soils
  7. Peaty and Organic Soils
  8. Forest and Mountain Soils


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