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The program on Soil survey and Mapping focuses on understanding and characterizing soil formation, evolution, and the theoretical and practical frameworks. It pays particular attention on morphology and the geographic distributions of soils, and the placement of soil bodies into larger temporal and spatial dimensions and develops systems of soil classification and theories for characterizing temporal and spatial interrelations among soils. Systematic soil survey has been carried out for over one hundred years. Soil surveys are an important basic for effective technology transfer. They are needed for transferring the knowledge from agricultural research labs into agricultural fields. Soil surveys allow us to identify and delineate areas have similar soils which respond uniformly to given set of technologies. Soil surveys also identify the important soil characteristics, major limitations and qualities of the soil for the effective transfer of technologies. With the availability of farm scale information and grid based soil nutrients recommendations, integrated with geospatial and computing technologies, enable us to adopt precision farming. Capacity building of human resources at different levels, from decision makers to working professionals, academia and the people at grass root level, is recognized as a critical element for effective use of the wealth of information generated by the soil survey organizations. Keeping this requirement in view, ICAR NBSS&LUP supports capacity building activities in the country so that the benefits of the soil mapping reach. the society at large.

Participants shall be trained extensively on theory and practical aspect on Pedology concept and application, Rock and Minerals, Geology, Geomorphology, Landform analysis, Soil survey, Application of Remote Sensing, Image interpretation, Base map preparation, Soil mapping, Application of GIS, ground truth observation (Field traversing, Selection of transects and soil profile studies & identification of master profiles), sample collection, Laboratory characterization of soil samples, Soil mapping & correlation, Soil classification, LCC & LIC, FCC, Land use planning, Soil degradation and mapping, Soil and Water conservation planning, Crop soil suitability evaluation and Economic evaluation of land resources.

Creating awareness and understanding about Pedology, Soil Survey, Remote Sensing, GIS, Soil Mapping, Land Evaluation and Crop Suitability Assessment. Train the Research scholar, faculty members in agriculture universities and line departments of different states on the essentials of soil survey, mapping and land use planning.

Rs. 20,000/- (Tuition Fee + Registration & Other Charges).
Boarding & lodging charges in ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Regional Centre, Bangalore Hostel are extra (Rs. 400/Bed/day and food Rs. 350/ day) and will have to be paid by the candidate as per the ICAR rules & regulations. Not interested candidate may make their own arrangement of Boarding & lodging.

The course includes lecture as well as practical hands-on sessions delivered by distinguished
NBSS&LUP faculty as well as eminent guest faculties.

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