The nature and relationship of the black cotton soils and red earths of Hyderabad (Deccan) State

Desai, A.D. (1942) The nature and relationship of the black cotton soils and red earths of Hyderabad (Deccan) State. Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, no. 10 (10). Hyderabad-Deccan Government Central Press, Hyderabad.

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Hyderabad (Deccan) State extends over an area of about 83,000 square miles and lies almost in the centre of the Deccan Plateau of the Peninsular part of India. The country is an extensive plateau with an average elevation of about 1,200 feet above sea level, the summits here and there rising to 2,500 to 3,500 feet. The surface of the country has a general slope from north-west to south-east, the main drainage being in this direction. The country to extreme north-west corner has an average altitude of about 2,000 feet above sea level, falling gradually and imperceptibly to about 1,200 feet in Raichur district in the south and to between 800 to 900 feet further down near Kurnool. A few big rivers, with their tributaries, traverse the State and their general course is in a north-west to south-east direction. Although there are no natural lakes in the State, large numbers have been artificially formed by throwing dams across the valleys of rivers and streams for use in irrigation.

Item Type: Book
Author Affiliation: Assistant to the Agriciultural Chemist to the Government of His Exalted Highness the Nizam
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Environmental Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Balakrishna Garadasu
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2013 05:41
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2013 05:41

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