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When you travel in certain parts of India, you will notice red soil. What is the main reason for this color

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When you travel in certain parts of India, you will notice red soil What is the main reason for this color ?
 
A) Abundance of magnesium
B) Accumulated humus
C) Presence of ferric oxides
D) Abundance of Phosphates
 
 
Correct Option : C
 
Presence of iron-rich sediments.
 
Major Crops
 
Groundnut, millets, ragi, rice, potato, Sugarcane
 
D) Abundance of Phosphates
 
 
 
The red color of red soil is due to the presence of iron oxide, but it appears yellow in hydrated form.
 
due to iron oxide
 
It is formed due to the dissolution and dissolution of fibrous and metamorphic rocks due to water-wind change. This soil is rich in silica and iron. The red color of red clay is due to the presence of iron oxide, but it appears yellow in hydrated form. It is acidic nature soil. It lacks nitrogen, phosphorus and humus. This soil is found in the form of barren land without fertility. Cotton, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals are cultivated in this soil.
 
In India, this soil is found in the eastern part of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the Chotanagpur Plateau, the North West districts of West Bengal, the Garo Khasi and Jaintia hills of Meghalaya, Nagaland, the eastern region of the Aravallis in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Found in some parts. The fertility of red soil can be increased by using lime.
 
 



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