Indian soils, their classification, nomenclature and genesis

Tamhane, R.V.

Bulletin of the National Institute of Sciences of India 3: 95-100


Accession: 019196846

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With a view to classification of the widely varying soils of India, which reflect the variation of geologic structure, climate, and topography of the region, and in the absence of a large-scale soil survey, proposes the use of the soil zone as the highest category, citing four zonal types of soils as examples--"regur" or black soils, red and lateritic soil, alluvial soils, and desert soils.