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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2370-2381

Detailed LRI for Assessment of Land Capability and Land Suitability of Amarapura-2 Micro-Watershed Using RS and GIS
N.L. Rajesh1*, U. Satishkumar2, I. Shankergouda3, S.N. Bhat1, K. Basavaraj1, H.V. Rudramurthy1, K. Narayana Rao1, V. Rajesh1 and R. Meenkshi Bai1
1Department of Soil Science
2Department of SWE, CAE
3Director of Research, UAS, Raichur - 584 104, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

A detailed land resources inventory (LRI) of Amarapura-2 micro watershed was carried out at 1:8000 scale for deriving land capability and crop suitability classes. The micro watershed is located between 770 8’ to 170 17’ North latitude and 770101 to 170151 East longitude of Lingasaguru taluk, Raichur district, Karnataka State, India. Twenty four soil phase units with eight soil series were identified through detailed soil resource study. Land capability subclasses in the study area were IIIes and IVes with limitations of soil erosion, texture, soil drainage, soil fertility and topography. Land suitability for five major horticultural crops of the area were evaluated and found that only the soil phase unit "MRLfC2" was marginally suitable with limitation of rooting condition (S3r) for Sapota, Jamun, Gauva and Custard apple. Rest all 23 soil phase units were not suitable for all the five crops including Mango. Soil phase unit-wise crop plan with suitable interventions for maximising the yield of field crops, horticultural crops, vegetables, millets and pulses were developed which is a part of improved implementation program in Amarapura-2 micro-watershed under the World Bank funded Sujala-III project.

Keywords: Micro watershed, Land Resources Inventory, Land Capability, Land Suitability, RS & GIS

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Rajesh, N.L., U. Satishkumar, I. Shankergouda, S. N. Bhat, K. Basavaraj, H.V. Rudramurthy, K. Narayana Rao, V. Rajesh and Meenkshi Bai, R. 2018. Detailed LRI for Assessment of Land Capability and Land Suitability of Amarapura-2 Micro-Watershed Using RS and GIS.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2370-2381. doi:
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