Distinguish between Bhangar and Khadar?

By K Balaji|Updated : August 24th, 2022

Bhangar and Khadar refer to the two types of alluvial soils found in the North Indian plains. Alluvial soils are deposited in the flood plains by running rivers. These types of soils are found in the Doab regions. Here is the difference between Bhangar and Khadar soils:

Bhangar

Khadar

This type of soil is less fertile.

This type of soil is highly fertile.

Bhangar soil is found in areas above the flood levels.

Khadar soil is found in areas below the flood levels.

This soil is often mixed with small lime nodules.

This soil only contains clay and fine silt.

Bhangar and Khadar

Bhangar and Khadar are valuable alluvial soils. Bhangar soils are suitable for agriculture when the soil is treated with fertilizers. On the other hand, Khadar soil is suitable for cultivating sugarcane, maize, wheat, rice, and oilseeds. Due to the rich amount of minerals and humus in the Bhangar soil, it gives a rich yield.

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  • Bhangar and Khadar refer to the two types of alluvial soils. While Bhangar is less fertile and mixed with lime nodules, Khadar is a highly fertile soil type containing clay and fine silt.

  • Bhangar soil is less fertile because they are found above flood levels. Khadar, being found below the flood levels, is more fertile. However, Bhangar soil yields a high cultivation when treated with fertilizers, etc.

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