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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Methodology of Land Resource Inventory at 1:10000 Scale for Agricultural Land Use Planning-A Case Study in Eastern Extension of Chhotanagpur Plateau Region

  • Shreyasi Gupta Choudhury1*, Tapati B1, Das K1, Sahoo AK1, Nayak DC1 and Singh SK2

    1ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, India

    2ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Utilisation Planning, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Shreyasi Gupta Choudhury, Scientist, ICAR- National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, DK Block, Sector 2, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091, West Bengal, India, Tel: 033-23590727/ 23586926/+00919804976987; Fax: 033-23215491; Email:

Submission: March 09, 2018; Published: April 13, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2018.02.000530

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume2 Issue1


Land resource inventory (LRI) at larger scale (1:10000) is the basic prerequisite to develop agricultural land use planning for upgrading the socioeconomic condition of the farmers. In the present era of climate change and huge demand for food, the agriculture in India is under severe stress, which might be improved through a judicious land resource inventory followed by a robust agricultural land use planning. Moreover, site specific land management options must be framed to provide right technology at right time in right place. Thus, with this aim, a methodology of LRI at 1:10000 scale have been developed using geospatial technique for preparation of landscape ecological map (LEU) as base map. The detailed information generated in GIS environment has been used in the field for detailed ground truthing and land resource inventory for farm planning. The detailed methodology has been presented through a case study considering Rajnagar block of Birbhum distrct, West Bengal for doing LRI at 1:10000 scale.

keywords: Land resource inventory; Large scale soil survey; Methodology; Soil; Land use; Land form; Landscape ecological unit mapping

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