Forest Soils| Classification of Indian Soil | UP-PCS | UPSC| Physical Features |GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA

   Table of Contents:

  • Formation of Forest soils
  • Distribution of Forest Soils in India
  • Characteristics of Forest  soils

Formation of Forest Soils

Forest soil is formed in hilly and forest areas where sufficient rainfall and vegetation are available.
Forest Soils

Distribution of Forest Soils in India

  • Snowbound areas of Himalayan
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Ladakh
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Sikkim
  • Nort western part of Arunachal Pradesh

Characteristics of Forest Soils:

  • Soil structure and texture vary from forest to forest.
  • It is loamy and silty on the valley side and it is fertile
  • Coarse grains in the upper slope of the valley.
  • They are acidic with low humid content.
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