In Which States the Black Soil is Found?

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Updated on: November 14th, 2023

The black soil is found in Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. The soil, the top layer of the earth’s surface, is inorganic, composed of humus, other organic materials, and bits of shattered rock. The soil’s color, size, and texture are used to classify it. It is known as “Tropical Chernozems” by international standards. The name “black soil” was given to the soil because it appears black, as suggested by its name.

States with Black Soil

Black soil is quite productive and has a clayey texture. These soils frequently show low levels of sulfur, phosphorus, nitrogen, and organic matter. Black soil is often referred to as regur soil. It is capable of storing a lot of rainwater. In India, black soil makes up around 15% of the soil.

The three main Indian states having black soils are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and the westernmost portions of Madhya Pradesh. Other states that have it include Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, and north-western Andhra Pradesh. The Deccan Plateau and the Malwa Plateau also lie in the stretch of Black soil. Black soil is also suitable for growing wheat, groundnuts, jowar, tobacco, chilies, and cotton. Here are some properties of black soil.

  • The earth is quite good at holding onto water.
  • Minerals, including iron, lime, calcium, potash, magnesium, and aluminum, are abundant in the soil.
  • The soil is clayey and has a fine texture.
  • When compared to other types of soil, Black soil is more fruitful.
  • It is a sort of soil that falls within the category of soil categorization based on color.

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