Chandigarh's Local Soil Name
The natural vegetation and other biological elements primarily follow climatic trends. In Chhattisgarh, the following types of soil can be found:
- A low-lying, deep bluish-black soil with a strong moisture retention capacity is called kanhar (clay). It works well for rabi crops, especially wheat.
- Matasi (sandy loamy): This type of soil is yellow and sandy with a clay admixture. Deep-rooted pulses and short-lived maize both benefit greatly from it.
- Between kanhar and matasi, dorsa (clay-loam) is a type of soil that retains rainwater more slowly. This soil is ideal for paddy and is essentially all-purpose.
- Bhata (laterite): This soil, which can be found on upland summits, has a coarse texture and is red, sandy, and gravelly. It frequently is only suited for coarse millets and is low in minerals and other nutrients that increase yield.
Chhattisgarh's soil is classified by "Soil Taxonomy" (7th estimate) into 5 orders and 9 dominant subgroups:
- Entisols covers 19.5% cultivated area of the state
Among the local names of soils found in Chhattisgarh, which one is not correct? (A) Yellow clay soil: Matasi (B) Black soil: Kanhar (C) The mixture of black and yellow soil: Kachhar (D) Infertile Laterite soil: Bhata
The incorrect name for the mixture of black and yellow dirt in Chhattisgarh is "Kachhar." Basically, there are two types of soil in Chandigarh the first one is Black Clay Soil, and the second one is red to yellow soil.