Arid Soils

Soil of Class 7

Features of Arid Soils
  • They range from red to brown in colours.
  • They are generally sandy in texture and saline in nature.
  • In some area salt content is so high that common salt is obtained by evaporating the water.
  • Due to dry climate, high temperature evaporation is faster and the soil lacks humus & moisture.
  • In lower regions soil has Kankar in it because of the increasing calcium content.
  • It restricts the infiltration of water.
  • After proper irrigation these soil become cultivable, as it is done in western Rajasthan.

arid soil

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