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Soil resource appraisal towards land use planning using satellite remote sensing and gis a case study in patloinala micro-watershed, district puruliya, west bengal

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Abstract

Visual interpretation of IRS ID LISS-III fused with PAN data (1:12,500 scale) ofPatloinala micro-watershed of Puruliya district, West Bengal was carried out for delineating the physiographic units based on the variations in image characteristics. The major physiographic units identified were upland(Tanr), medium land(Baid), and low land(Bahal andKanali). The satellite remote sensing data coupled with ground truth were translated in terms of soils using composite interpretation map as base. The abstraction level attained was phases of soil series based on Soil Taxonomy. On the basis of physiographic variation and soil or soil site characteristics such as texture, depth, slope, erosion etc. the problem areas were identified and land use plan has been suggested for the overall development of the micro-watershed.

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Correspondence to Dipak Sarkar or S. K. Gangopadhyay or A. K. Sahoo.

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Sarkar, D., Gangopadhyay, S.K. & Sahoo, A.K. Soil resource appraisal towards land use planning using satellite remote sensing and gis a case study in patloinala micro-watershed, district puruliya, west bengal. J Indian Soc Remote Sens 34, 245 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02990653

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Keywords

  • Severe Erosion
  • Land Capability
  • Physiographic Unit
  • Moderate Erosion
  • Medium Land