This data set contains soil data for the country of India. The soil map data was intersected with 2001 district administrative boundary data to create a map of soil divisions within each administrative district.
Soil map of India includes all suborder, group and sub-group of soil, physiography, parent material, surface texture, soil depth, particle size and location.
Physiographical divisions based on National Bureau of Soil Survey Land Use Planning data from the National atlas of India published by the National Atlas Thematic Mapping Organisation, India, 1981. This data layer is sourced from secondary government sources, chiefly Survey of India, Census of India, Election Commission, etc. Scale 1:1,000,000.