ASSESSMENT OF SOIL PROPERTIES IN DIFFERENT VILLAGES OFFARIDABAD, INDIAPriya Choudhary, Ambrina S. Khan, Shakeel A. Khan and Richa D. Nagar
The present study aimed to assess the physicochemical properties of soil in Faridabad since this region is ahub of industries and agriculture is also practiced. This study was done to analyze any possible impacts ofpollution in soil. Ten sites in Faridabad were selected to determine the soil physicochemical properties.Rice and wheat crops are grown in these agricultural lands from where the soil samples were collected. pH, EC, N, P, K, Fe, Mn, Al, B, water holding capacity and cation exchange capacity were measured in soil samples at two depths (0-15 cm and 15-30 cm). The soil samples did not show any harmful values. The values were within the acceptable range and do not have any sign of pollution in soil. The pH was neutral to moderately alkaline, EC values was <1ms/cm and NPK was mostly in moderate range. Fe, Mn, B and Al were in the acceptable limit and did not have any toxic effects.