The Soils of India

  • Bipin B.¬†Mishra

Part of the World Soils Book Series book series (WSBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Bipin B. Mishra
    Pages 1-16
  3. A. Subba Rao, J. Somasundaram
    Pages 17-39
  4. Kamaljit Ray, S. D. Attri, H. Pathak, Anjani Kumar, Dibyendu Chaterjee
    Pages 41-55
  5. K. S. Anil Kumar, S. Thayalan, R. S. Reddy, M. Lalitha, B. Kalaiselvi, S. Parvathy et al.
    Pages 57-79
  6. K. S. Anil Kumar, M. Lalitha, Shivanand, K. Sujatha, K. M. Nair, R. Hegde et al.
    Pages 81-108
  7. S. C. Datta, Sudhansu K. Ghosh, Debarup Das
    Pages 109-127
  8. Sayantani Neogi, Sean Taylor
    Pages 129-141
  9. Debjani Sihi, Biswanath Dari
    Pages 143-158
  10. K. S. Anil Kumar, K. S. Karthika, M. Lalitha, R. Srinivasan, Shivanand, K. Sujatha et al.
    Pages 159-190
  11. V. Ramamurthy, O. Challa, L. G. K. Naidu, K. S. Anil Kumar, S. K. Singh, D. Mamatha et al.
    Pages 191-214
  12. Suresh K. Chaudhari, P. P. Biswas, Hemlata Kapil
    Pages 215-231
  13. K. Sammi Reddy, K. L. Sharma, K. Srinivas, A. K. Indoria, M. Vassanda Coumar, Pushpanjali et al.
    Pages 233-241
  14. Bipin B. Mishra, Sanjay K. Choudhary, Richa Roy
    Pages 243-259
  15. Mariappan Velayutham, Bipin B. Mishra
    Pages 261-272
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 273-281

About this book


This book provides an overview of the diversified soil regimes in India. In addition to the historical advances in soil research and its limitations, it describes the monitoring of various soil conditions and soil uses to improve productivity. Discussing topics such as climate, geology and geomorphology, major soil types and their classification, soil mineralogy and clays, soil micromorphology, soil biogeochemistry, benchmark soils, land evaluation and land use planning, soil health and fertility and soil resilience, the book highlights the multiple uses of soils in industry, human health care, mitigation of challenges due to climate change and construction. It also presents measures for a brighter future of soil science in India, such as imposing organic farming principles toward sustainable agriculture in the context of the second green revolution besides alleviating the poverty and providing the employment opportunities among the farming communities in India.


Indian Agriculture Land Use India Pedogenic Environment in India Soil Analysis India Soil Classification in India Soil Classification in India Soil Evaluation India Soil Productivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Bipin B.¬†Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Soil ScienceBihar Agricultural UniversitySabour, BhagalpurIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31080-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31082-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1255
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1263
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