Resources & Development (C10)

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


  1. Black soil is black in colour and also known as Regur Soil.

  2. Black soil is well known for its capacity to hold moisture.

  3. It is rich in calcium carbonate, magnesium, potash and lime.

  4. It is ideal for growing cotton.

  5. This type of soil is typical of the Deccan trap region spread over northwest Deccan Plateau.

  6. It is made up of lava flow.