IJFANS International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

ISSN PRINT 2319 1775 Online 2320-7876

Agricultural Land Suitability Analysis for Rihand River Basin of Chhattisgarh State: Using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System

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Baburam Mandal


The Land suitability analysis is one of the best techniques for the evaluation of soil quality for a particular study area. This technique was first developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO). It is possible to evaluate the land based on different periodic conditions. The use of modern techniques, such as Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technique, helped the categorize land suitability assessments. In the present study, Rihand river basin areas were categorized according to the land suitability for defined land uses using the method of land suitability classification. The Land Suitability Analysis is one the most useful application for land use planning and sustainable resource management. The land suitability analysis of the Rihand river basin has been carried out in different classes to better understand land. The suitability of land has been categorized as S1 (highly suitable - no significant limitations), S2 (moderately suitable - having few limitations), S3 (marginally suitable - having most of the limitations), N1 (presently not suitable, but potentially is suitable for futures; uneconomical for land use), and N2 (permanently is not suitable). These suitability classes are refers to the effects of the individual land qualities on the engendering of the different crops.

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