What is the older alluvium, composed of lime nodules called?

Answer:

Bhangar is an older alluvium that is clayey and cooler, with lime nodules known as Kankars that are found in doabs.

The Bhangar Plains

  • These are older alluvial plain which represents upland alluvial tract.
  • These areas are well-drained and make it suitable for cultivation.
  • This area lies quiet above the flood limits of the neighbouring rivers.
  • The soil is rich in humus and it gives a high yield due to the rich amount of minerals and humus in the soil.
  • It comprises calcium carbonate nodules called ‘Kankars’ which are impure in nature.

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