Red and Yellow Soil

Red and Yellow Soil

Red soil is formed as a result of climate change due to the disintegration and segregation of riveted metamorphic rocks. This soil is dominated by iron and silica. The red color of this clay is due to the presence of iron oxide. But it appears yellow in hydrated form. Therefore, this soil is called red and yellow soil.

Red and Yellow Soil

Red and Yellow Soil Expansion

 Red soil has developed in areas of low rainfall in the eastern and southern parts of the Bakken Plateau, where Crystalline igneous Rocks are found.
 Red loam soil is found in a long strip of the Giripad region of the Western Ghats. •
 Yellow and red soils are found in parts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh and in the southern parts of the central Gangetic plain.

It is acidic in nature. It lacks nitrogen, phosphorus, and amus. This soil is often found as Anavar (barren) land.

Crops are grown in red soil

In the higher lands, the layer of these soils is fine and they are gravelly, sandy, rocky, and porous. Hence they are suitable for food crops like millet, but in the lowlands and valleys, they are rich, deep, fertile, and dark-colored and cultivated in cotton, wheat, pulses, tobacco, jowar, flaxseed, coarse grains, potatoes, and fruits. Are suitable for


Red soil parts in India

In India, this soil is found in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Jharkhand in wide areas and in some areas of West Bengal, Southern Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan.




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