Georeferenced soil information system: assessment of database uri icon


  • Land-use planning is a decision-making process thatfacilitates the allocation of land to different uses thatprovide optimal and sustainable benefit. As land-useis shaped by society?nature interaction, in land-useplanning different components/facets play a significantrole involving soil, water, climate, animal (ruminant/non-ruminant) and others, including forestryand the environment needed for survival of mankind.At times these components are moderated by humaninterference. Thus land-use planning being a dynamicphenomenon is not guided by a single factor, but by acomplex system working simultaneously,which largelyaffects the sustainability. To address such issues aNational Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) on?Georeferenced soil information system for land-useplanning and monitoring soil and land quality foragriculture? was undertaken to develop thresholdvalues of land quality parameters for land-use planningthrough quantitative land evaluation and cropmodelling for dominant cropping systems in majoragro-ecological sub-regions (AESRs) representingrice?wheat cropping system in the Indo-GangeticPlains (IGP) and deep-rooted crops in the blacksoil regions (BSR). To assess the impact of landusechange, threshold land quality indicator valuesare used. A modified AESR map for agricultural landuseplanning is generated for effective land-use planning


publication date

  • 2014