SOIL TYPES IN KERALA (DISTRICT-WISE)

  



District

Type of Soil

Details of location

Thiruvananthapuram

  • Fairly rich brown
    loam of laterite
  • Sandy loam
  • Rich dark brown
    loam of granite origin

Middle part of the district

 

Western coastal region

 

Eastern hilly parts of the district

 

Kollam

  • Sandy loam


  • Laterite soil

Karunagappally and part of Kollam taluks


Kottarakkara , Kunnathur and parts of Kollam and Pathanapuram taluks

Pathanamthitta

  • Clay soil

  • Laterite soil

Western and Eastern hilly regions
Parts of Ranni and Kozhencheri taluks

Alappuzha

  • Sandy loam

  • Sandy soil

  • Clay loam with much acidity

  • Laterite soil

Karthikappally and parts of Mavelikkara taluks

Cherthala & Ambalappuzha taluks

Kuttanad

Chengannur and parts of Mavelikkara taluks

Kottayam

  • Laterite soil

 




  • Alluvial soil

Parts of Changanacherry and Kottayam taluks and Kanjirappally and Meenachil taluks.

Vaikom taluk and part of Changanacherry and Kottayam taluks

 

Idukki

  • Laterite soil

  • Alluvial soil

Peermade and Thodupuzha taluks

Devicolam and Udumbanchola taluks

Ernakulam

  • Laterite soil



  • Sandy loam

  • Alluvial soil

Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam and part of Aluva and Kunnathunad taluks

Parur, Kochi and Kanayannur taluks

Parts of Aluva and  Kunnathunad taluks

Thrissur

  • Sandy loam


  • Laterite soil


  • Clayey soil



  • Alluvial soil

Part of Mukundapuram, Thrissur and Chavakkad taluks

Eastern part of Thrissur and Western part of Thalappally taluks

Back-water area of Chavakkad and Mukundapuram taluks

Portions of Chavakkad taluk

Palakkad

  • Laterite soil
  • Black soil

Major part of the district

North-Eastern part of Chittur taluk

Malappuram

  • Laterite soil

  • Sandy soil

Interior region of the district

Along the costal belt of the district

Kozhikode

  • Laterite soil

  • Sandy soil

Major part of the district except coastal strip

Coastal strip

Wayanad

  • Laterite soil
  • Loamy soil

Major part of the district

Valleys in the middle portion of the district

Kannur

  • Laterite soil

  • Sandy soil

 

Major part of the district except coastal strip

Coastal strip

Kasaragod

  • Laterite soil

  • Sandy soil

Major part of the district except coastal strip

Coastal strip