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National Geographer, Vol.L, No.1 + 2 (Jan-June, July-Dec. 2015), Pages 55-64

Distribution of Soil Nutrients and Type of Soil within Duar Nadi Basin, Pratapgarh District, Uttar Pradesh

Archana Raje

C.M.P. Degree College, Allahabad

Abstract

Duar Nadi is a small tributary of Ganga river in Pratapgarh District, Uttar Pradesh. The drainage basin of Duar Nadi in general consists of sandy clay loam type of soil. Distribution of basic nutrients of soil viz. nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous, which affect the yield of the crop, are studied within this basin. Besides, role of pH and electrical conductivity of soil is investigated. Soil pH distribution indicates that the basin is slightly alkaline. However lime treatment can be done to make the soil slight acidic to facilitate the extraction of nutrients and in turn increase of crop yield.

Key Words: Duar Nadi, Soil Nutrients, pH, Electrical Conductivity.

INTRODUCTION

DUAR Nadi is a non perennial, rainfed tributary of Ganga river in Pratapgarh District, Uttar Pradesh. The drainage basin of the river has a catchment area of 205 km2, located 25°35’-25°50’ north latitude and 81°24’ and 81°36’ east longitude. It originates from Reoli Tal in Kalakankar block of Kunda tahsil, Pratapgarh. It adopts 47 km long south easterly tortuous path prior to termination in Ganga river near Shukulpur village (Fig. 1).


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