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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 1655-1666
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.191


Soil Erosion and Crop Productivity Loss for Raigad District of Konkan Region
Madhuri Phadtare1, Sachin Nandgude2, Sanjani Salunkhe1* and Dilip Mahale1
1Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Dr. BalasahebSawant Konkan KrishiVidyapeeth, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology,Dapoli, 415712, India
2Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Dr. A. Shinde College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology Rahuri, Mahatma PhuleKrishiVidyapeeth, Rahuri, 413722, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Soil erosion is the common land degradation problem in the worldwide, and also is one of the most critical environmental hazards of recent times, which reduces productivity. Assessment of soil erosion is expensive and intensively long exercise. In the present study an USLE model has been used for estimation of soil loss for Raigad district of Konkan region of Maharashtra. Conservation practice factors were recommended to reduce the soil loss below tolerable limit. The predicted average annual soil loss by USLE from Raigad district was found as 38.22 t ha/yr before adoption of soil and water conservation measures. About 80% of area from Raigad district comes under severe (20-40 t ha/yr) to extremely severe (>80 t ha/yr) erosion classes. This indicates to adopt soil and water conservation measures on watershed basis for sustainable development of soil and water. It proves urgent need of adoption of conservation measures.  Estimated conservation factor was 0.32 to bring the soil loss within tolerable limit. Thus, the soil loss after adoption of soil and water conservation measures for Raigad district was 9.18t ha-1yr-1. Although, study indicates that the soil erosion and crop productivity loss can be effectively used for conservation measures in study area.


Keywords: Soil erosion, Tolerable soil loss, RS and GIS, USLE, Conservation practice factor
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Madhuri Phadtare, Sachin Nandgude, Sanjani Salunkhe and Dilip Mahale. 2020. Soil Erosion and Crop Productivity Loss for Raigad District of Konkan Region. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 1655-1666. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.191