Detailed Soil Survey -Status
Scale:1:10,000 (Currently)
Survey Period: Since 1958
Study Area:
Priority of Watersheds of River Catchments and Rainfed Area
Covered Area:17.6 Million ha
(Upto January 2019)
Soil Resource Mapping -Status
Survey Period: 2003-2016
No. of Districts Covered :265
Study Area: District 
Rapid Reconnaissance Survey
Survey Period:1974-2012
Study Area:
Watersheds of River Catchments
Covered Area:
241Million ha  (Upto March 2018)
Land Degradation Mapping
Survey Period:1992-2007
No. of Districts Covered: 65

The Soil and Land Use Survey of India (SLUSI) is under Integrated Nutrient Management(INM) division, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers' Welfare , Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Government of India.The mandate of the organization is to provide detailed scientific database on soil and land characteristics to the user departments for watershed based soil and water conservation planning for Natural Resource Management.

The SLUSI is conducting soil survey of different intensities to provide scientific database for developmental programmes encompassing soil and water conservation planning, watershed development, scientific land use planning etc. It operates through its Headquarters at Delhi and seven centres located at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Nagpur, NOIDA and Ranchi

The SLUSI is well equipped with Remote Sensing techniques, Geographic Information System (GIS), Image Analysis along with modern facilities of soil analysis and digital cartography laboratories for acquisition of soil and land information and for the development and management of digital spatial database.





 MicroWatershed Atlas of India
    To identifying and recognizing each micro watershed in the country with distinct spatial extent and Unique National Code