This book provides an overview of the diversified soil regimes in India. In addition to the historical advances in soil research
and its limitations, it describes the monitoring of various soil conditions and soil uses to improve productivity. Discussing
topics such as climate, geology and geomorphology, major soil types and their classification, soil mineralogy and clays, soil
micromorphology, soil biogeochemistry, benchmark soils, land evaluation and land use planning, soil health and fertility and
soil resilience, the book highlights the multiple uses of soils in industry, human health care, mitigation of challenges due
to climate change and construction. It also presents measures for a brighter future of soil science in India, such as imposing
organic farming principles toward sustainable agriculture in the context of the second green revolution besides alleviating
the poverty and providing the employment opportunities among the farming communities in India.