Georeferenced soil information system: assessment of database

Bhattacharyya, T and Sarkar, D and Ray, S K and Chandran, P and Pal, D K and Mandal, D K and Prasad, J and Sidhu, G S and Nair, K M and Sahoo, A K and Das, T H and Singh, R S and Mandal, C and Srivastava, R and Sen, T K and Chatterji, S and Patil, N G and Obireddy, G P and Mahapatra, S K and Anil Kumar, K S and Das, K and Singh, A K and Reza, S K and Dutta, D and Srinivas, S and Tiwary, P and Karthikeyan, K and Venugopalan, M V and Velmourougane, K and Srivastava, A and Raychaudhuri, M and Kundu, D K and Mandal, K G and Kar, G and Durge, S L and Kamble, G K and Gaikwad, M S and Nimkar, A M and Bobade, S V and Anantwar, S G and Patil, S and Sahu, V T and Gaikwad, K M and Bhondwe, H and Dohtre, S S and Gharami, S and Khapekar, S G and Koyal, A and Sujatha, - and Reddy, B M N and Sreekumar, P and Dutta, D P and Gogoi, L and Parhad, V N and Halder, A S and Basu, R and Singh, R and Jat, B L and Oad, D L and Ola, N R and Wadhai, K and Lokhande, M and Dongare, V T and Hukare, A and Bansod, N and Kolhe, A and Khuspure, J and Kuchankar, H and Balbuddhe, D and Sheikh, S and Sunitha, B P and Mohanty, B and Hazarika, D and Majumdar, S and Garhwal, R S and Sahu, A and Mahapatra, S and Puspamitra, S and Kumar, A and Gautam, N and Telpande, B A and Nimje, A M and Likhar, C and Thakre, S and Nagar, A P (2014) Georeferenced soil information system: assessment of database. Current Science, 107 (09). pp. 1400-1419. ISSN 0011-3891

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Land-use planning is a decision-making process that facilitates the allocation of land to different uses that provide optimal and sustainable benefit. As land-use is shaped by society–nature interaction, in land-use planning different components/facets play a significant role involving soil, water, climate, animal (ruminant/ non-ruminant) and others, including forestry and the environment needed for survival of mankind. At times these components are moderated by human interference. Thus land-use planning being a dynamic phenomenon is not guided by a single factor, but by a complex system working simultaneously,which largely affects the sustainability. To address such issues a National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) on ‘Georeferenced soil information system for land-use planning and monitoring soil and land quality for agriculture’ was undertaken to develop threshold values of land quality parameters for land-use planning through quantitative land evaluation and crop modelling for dominant cropping systems in major agro-ecological sub-regions (AESRs) representing rice–wheat cropping system in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) and deep-rooted crops in the black soil regions (BSR). To assess the impact of landuse change, threshold land quality indicator values are used. A modified AESR map for agricultural landuse planning is generated for effective land-use planning.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Resilient Dryland Systems
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture; Georeferenced Soil Information System; Land-use planning; Spatial Database
Subjects: Others > Soil Science
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2015 05:15
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 05:18
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