Dynamics of soil desurfacing due to brick kilns and suggestive management techniques
Priyanka Singh, Rani Devi, R. S. Hooda
To suggest remedial measures and amelioration processes for the reclamation and improving the productivity and fertility of the desurfaced soils emerging due to brick kiln activity in national capital region (NCR) of Haryana (India). The investigation to assess desurfaced soils has been carried out in Rohtak and Jhajjar zones, integrating remote sensing obtained digitized data and ground truth verification in study area. Various processes of soil amelioration and reclamation of desurfaced soil have been suggested in the manuscript like use of organic matter (OM), Poultry manure, Animal waste, Press mud, Farm yard manure (FYM), Crop residues, Vermi-compost, Bio Char, Green manuring, Leguminous crops in crop rotation, Deep tillage, Gypsum use, Bio-fertilizers, Social forestry, Fishery ponds, Balance fertilization, Supplementary doses of extra 25-50 % doses of fertilizers and Micronutrients, and Soil replacement, etc.