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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A

Development of agriculture in colonial Andhra: A study


Author(s): Avulaiah Ponneboina and S Murali Mohan

Abstract: The classification of Indian soils into four major types-alluvial, Regur (black cotton soil), red and laterite. Soil survey work during pre-1928 period suffered from absence of a co-ordinate all-India approach. General soil studies were made with regard to their contents of plant nutrients and mechanical analysis of their composition which yielded useful agronomic information. The Royal Commission on Agriculture, 1928, recognized the importance of systematic soil survey work. It recommended soil surveys for specific purposes and emphasized the need for “intensive studies of the more important types of soil” and for “collection and publication of all the information is regard to the composition and characteristics of Indian soil which is available. Extensive soil surveys were initiated in the Punjab in 1928. Soil survey work was extended gradually to other areas in the subsequent period. There are four major groups of soils in India in general and Andhra particular.

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Avulaiah Ponneboina, S Murali Mohan. Development of agriculture in colonial Andhra: A study. Int J Hist 2022;4(2):17-22.
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