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Extent of problematic soils in india and their distribution throughout India. Problematic soils include Saline soils, Alkaline soils and coastal area of the country. Saline soils distribution on India, Alkaline soil distribution in India and major states. Coastal soil area in hectare.

Alkali soils are largely predominant in the Indo-Gangetic plains encompassing States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & Bihar and partly in states like, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Saline soils are found mainly in the States of Gujarat, Bihar, Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Isolated patches of problem soils are also found in other States.

Acid soils exists in most of the States except Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

AFO/IBPS SO 2018 

Highest alkaline soil affected area in the country is found in which state?

a.Haryana b.Karnataka c.Gujarat d.Uttar Pradesh

PROBLEMATIC SOILS IN INDIA : AREA AND DISTRIBUTION TABLE MAJOR STATES

ALKALINE SOILS

STATEAREA (LAKH HECTARE)
UTTAR PRADESH13.20
GUJARAT5.45
MAHARASHTRA 4.21
TAMIL NADU 3.52
ANDHRA PRADESH (TELANGANA INCLUDED)1.94
ALKALINE SOIL DISTRIBUTION IN INDIA TABLE

SALINE SOILS

STATEAREA (LAKH HECTARE)
GUJARAT15.59
WEST BENGAL4.08
MAHARASHTRA1.71
ODISHA1.31
RAJASTHAN0.82
SALINE SOILS IN INDIA DISTIBUTION TABLE

ACID SOILS

STATEAREA (LAKH HECTARE)
KERALA24.26
CHATTISGARH23.42
ASSAM19.95
ARUNACHAL PRADESH17.69
MANIPUR15.97
ACID SOILS IN INDIA STATE WISE DISTRIBUTION

Reference – This data was taken from the Degraded and Wastelands of India-Status and Spatial Distribution published by ICAR (2010)

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