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Describe any three main features of ‘Alluvial soil’ found in India.


  1. Alluvial soil is widely spread over the northern plains by the three Himalayan river systems - The Indus, The Ganga and The Brahmputra.

  2. Most fertile soil among all soil types.

  3. Alluvial soil classified as Bhangar and Khader.

  4. It contains potash, phosphoric acid and lime.