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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 1207-1214
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.143


Assessment of Agro-Land Suitability for Rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Bhal Area of Gujarat Using GIS and Remote Sensing
Ranjan Kumar1* and G. R. Patel2
1College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Godhra, India
2Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Godhra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Agro-land Suitability is a process of evaluation of agriculture land, which measures the degree of appropriateness of agricultural land for the use of particular crop that can best support that crop to be grown and maximise the yield. The aim of this study was to find the suitable land for rice so that yield of rice get maximise and fulfill the demand of growing population. The study was carried in Bhal region of Gujarat, where agriculture is preferred as mainstay but production get fluctuated due to improper selection of cultivated crop. Therefore, it is necessary to assess the suitable land for rice to achieve maximum potential of yield. There are various parameters such as LULC, Slope, Soil texture, Soil Moisture, Water holding capacity, pH, Electrical conductivity, Nutrients (N, P, K) and Micronutrients (B, Fe, S, Mn, Zn, Cu) were used for the suitability assessment. These parameters were analysed, based on data availability, agronomist expert, Soil researcher and FAO guidelines to obtain the required result. An Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Multi Criteria Evaluation (MCE) technique was used to assess the suitability map of study area. A suitability map for Rice was obtained by overlaying the different parametric thematic suitable map in GIS Environment. The results of study shows that 13.55% of land is highly suitable 36.75% of land is moderately suitable 18.9% are least suitable and 30.8 %is not suitable for Rice. The research output was much helpful for the farmers of Bhal area in selection of Rice crop for particular land. Also, this research methodology helps many others researchers, in site selection, land use management, land use planning etc.


Keywords: Agro-land, Suitability, Evaluation, Yield, Assess, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), Multi Criteria Evaluation (MCE)
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Ranjan Kumar and Patel, G. R. 2020. Assessment of Agro-Land Suitability for Rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Bhal Area of Gujarat Using GIS and Remote Sensing.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 1207-1214. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.143