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                 Detailed Soil Survey

The Objective of detailed soil survey is to generate detailed infromation on soil and land characteristics of the priority area using cadastral map (1:4K/8K) or large scale aerial photograpgh (1:15,000).It deals with systematic detailed study of soils comprising morphological examination of soils in the field and mapping using 1:15000 scale or larger aerial photograph or cadestral map followed by analysis of soil samples in the soil laboratory ad processing maps in the cartographic laboratory. Selected very high and high priority subwatersheds are taken up for Detailed soil survey to generate detailed data base on soils which are pre-requisites for formulation of village level plan. The data generated out of soil survey could be interpreted to derive base information on the use potential of land or various utilitarian purposes. It provides the following information's, which are essential for any land development programme. 1)Proper diagnosis of soils  2)Scientific land use planning 3)Soil amendments for judicious use of chemical fertilizer 4) Soil , land,  water, crop and nutrient management 5) Generation of soil health cards for dissemination of soil information to farming community 6) Development of  Soil Information System 7) Optimal  utilization of soil resources [Details].

DSS Survey status
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Survey Status as on March 2016 (Area in ha)

Sr.No State RVP FPR NonRVP/FPR Rainfed Area Refuge Rehabilition Coal Mine Consultancy  Grand Total
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands         4400     4400
2 Andhra Pradesh 336573   110314   7113     454000
3 Arunachal Pradesh     24990   10591     35581
4 Assam  24241       7834     32075
5 Bihar   111422 41   7623     119086
6 Chandigarh     318         318
7 Chhattisgarh 1103886 21574     18750 8506   1152716
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 9933   10471         20404
9 Delhi     21613         21613
10 Goa     164302       5 164307
11 Gujarat 242495   45250 1140       288885
12 Haryana   22352           22352
13 Himachal Pradesh 420480 64550 490         485520
14 Jammu & Kashmir 16007       456     16463
15 Jharkhand 791460 327804 96589   595 2922   1219370
16 Karnataka 1862256   82843 29761 2031   289 1977180
17 Kerala  88078   15277         103355
18 Madhya Pradesh 1895916 290479 68687 235110 9979 13179   2513350
19 Maharashtra 1724386   33351 48770   13535   1820042
20 Mizoram     166         166
21 Odisha 1129263   112109 34421.4 21006     1296799.4
22 Punjab  1350   2490         3840
23 Rajasthan 389011 384331 27155 34748       835245
24 Sikkim 110046             110046
25 Tamil Nadu 118856   23232         142088
26 Telangana 423597   244250   3002     670849
27 Tripura 3970     47194       51164
28 Uttar Pradesh 45481 333843 27299 17663 6199     430485
29 Uttarakhand 30210 30957 4391 55420     15006 135984
30 West Bengal 433537 279430 4905   9842 1430   729144
Grand Total 11201032 1866742 1120533 504227.4 109421 39572 15300 14856827.4