Soil information system: use and potentials in humid and semi-arid tropics

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 (2014) Soil information system: use and potentials in humid and semi-arid tropics. Current Science, 107 (9). pp. 1550-1564. ISSN 0011-3891

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The articles presented in this special section emanated from the researches of consortium members of the National Agricultural Innovative Project (NAIP, Component 4) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. These researches have helped develop a soil information system (SIS). In view of the changing scenario all over the world, the need of the hour is to get assistance from a host of researchers specialized in soils, crops, geology, geography and information technology to make proper use of the datasets. Equipped with the essential knowledge of data storage and retrieval for management recommendations, these experts should be able to address the issues of land degradation, biodiversity, food security, climate change and ultimately arrive at an appropriate agricultural land-use planning. Moreover, as the natural resource information is an essential prerequisite for monitoring and predicting global environmental change with special reference to climate and land use options, the SIS needs to be a dynamic exercise to accommodate temporal datasets, so that subsequently it should result in the evolution of the soil information technology. The database developed through this NAIP would serve as an example of the usefulness of the Consortium and the research initiative of ICAR involving experts from different fields to find out the potentials of the soils of humid and semi-arid bioclimatic systems of the country.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Resilient Dryland Systems
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil Information System; Semi-arid tropics; SIS; Irrigation Land
Subjects: Others > Soil Science
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2015 05:55
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 05:55
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