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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(3): 71-79
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2022.1103.009


Soil Fertility Mapping Using GIS in Meghalaya Plateau
Pratibha Thakuria Das iD*, Tangwa Lakiang and Bipul Saikia
Department of Space, North Eastern Space Applications Centre, Govt. of India,Umiam, Meghalaya-793103, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Soil fertility maps namely pH, EC, OC, P and K were generated using Geographic Information System from grid wise soil health data collected from SHC Portal. The study revealed that soils of Meghalaya are non saline, acidic in nature and contains high organic carbon. It is found that 69.61% area of the State is covered by slightly acidic soils followed by moderately acidic (27.25%) and strongly acidic (0.09%) soils. Soils of the State is high in organic carbon that covers 88.22% area followed by medium and low that covers 11.52% and 0.26% area. It has also been observed that 69.89% soil of the State is having medium available phosphorus followed by low and high phosphorus content that covers 18.73% and 11.38% area respectively. Soils of the State are low in available potassium that covers 47.35% area whereas medium and high potassium is found in 45.54% and 7.11% area respectively. It is also observed that 98.77% soils of Garo hills are slightly acidic whereas 91.98 % area of Jaintia hills is moderately acidic in nature. Soils of Khasi hills are mostly slightly acidic that covers 68.66% area followed by moderately acidic and neutral soils that covers 24.69% and 6.49% respectively. High organic carbon content is highest in Jaintia Hills that covers 99.45% area followed by 98.90% and 69.64% area in Khasi Hills and Garo Hills respectively.


Keywords: Soil fertility map, Soil Health Card, GIS, Meghalaya
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Pratibha Thakuria Das, Tangwa Lakiang and Bipul Saikia. 2022. Soil Fertility Mapping Using GIS in Meghalaya Plateau.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(3): 71-79. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2022.1103.009
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