|Types of Soils
||States where found
||Mainly found in the plains of Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand etc.
|| Potash and Lime
|| Nitrogen and Phosphorous
|| Large variety of rabi and kharif crops such as wheat, rice, sugarcane, cotton, jute etc.
|Black (Regur soil)
||Deccan plateau- Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh,Tamil Nadu, Valleys of Krishna and Godavari.
|| Lime, Iron, Magnesia and Alumina, Potash
|| Phosphorous, Nitrogen and organic matter
|| Cotton, sugarcane, jowar, tobacco, wheat, rice etc.
||Eastern and southern part of the deccan plateau, Orissa, Chattisgarh and southern parts of the middle Ganga plain.
|| Iron and Potash
|| Nitrogen, Phosphorous and humus.
|| Wheat, rice, cotton, sugarcane and pulses
||Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Orissa hills.
|| Iron oxide and potash
|| Organic matter, Nitrogen, Phosphate and Calcium
|| Cashew nuts, tea, coffee, rubber
|Arid and Desert
||Western Rajastan, north Gujarat and Southern Punjab
|| Soluble salts, phosphate
|| Humus, Nitrogen
|| Only drought resistant and salt tolerant crops such as barley, rape, cotton, millets maize and pulses
|Saline and Alkaline
||Western Gujarat, Deltas of Eastern coast, Sunderban areas of West Bengal, Punjab and Haryana
|| Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium
|| Nitrogen and Calcium
|| Unfit for agriculture