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Land capability Classification of Purba Medinipur district, W.B.: A Geographical Case study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geography, Ranchi University, Ranchi, India and Assistant Teacher, Paramhansapur Barkatia High Madrasah, Purba Medinipur, W.B., INDIA
  • 2 Department of Geography, Ranchi University, Ranchi, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Earth Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 13-20, September,25 (2015)


Land capability classification is a process of grouping soils primarily on the basis of their capability to produce common cultivated crops and pasture plants without weakening over a long period of time. It is a scientific appraisal of physical characters of the land, inherent soil quality and management practices. This paper is an attempt to assess the land capability classification and relationship between agro-economic developments of Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal. Present study has been applying for measured the land capability classification of the Purba Medinipur district by method on the basis of V.R. Singh (1970). There are represent of positive factors as rainfall, soil fertility and irrigation facility and represent of negative factors as ruggedness number, soil erosion, water logging, forest density, drought, higher degree of slope and flood. With the help of Lorenz Curve, it has been found that Purba Medinipur district contains large area and low land capability in comparison with the coastal plains of West Bengal. The results of this research are going to provide reference for land capability region and management in this area.


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