Soil Resources in Tripura State

Following five groups of soil are found in the State:

  • Red loam and sandy loam soils
  • Reddish yellow brown sandy soils
  • Older alluvial soils
  • Younger alluvial soils
  • lateritic soils

Of these red loam and sandy loam soils are most extensive (covering about 43 % of the total geographical area of the State. This group is followed by reddish yellows brown sandy soils 133%. These kinds of soils are found in the hill ranges, which are mostly covered with forests. Alluvial soils comprise about 20 % of total soil formation in the State, which are found in the river valleys.