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International Journal of Soil Science
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 111-119
DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2014.111.119
 
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Conceptualizing and Assessing Sustainability of Contrasting Land Uses in Chitwan, Nepal

D.R. Chalise, C.P. Shriwastav and S.C. Shah

Abstract:
A research was conducted in 2011 to assess sustainability of different land uses in Chitwan, Nepal with the integrated use of Geographic Information System (GIS). Six VDCs from Chitwan were randomly selected to represent four types of land uses viz. agriculture, wetland, grazing land and agroforest land. One profile from each land use and two soil samples from each land use were taken from surface soil (0-20 cm soil depth) from each VDC for laboratory analyses. Ten soil parameters were taken to assess the sustainability of different land uses. Half of the agricultural and grazing lands, none of the wetlands and 83.33% of the agro-forest land were sustainable with present land use.
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D.R. Chalise, C.P. Shriwastav and S.C. Shah, 2014. Conceptualizing and Assessing Sustainability of Contrasting Land Uses in Chitwan, Nepal. International Journal of Soil Science, 9: 111-119.

DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2014.111.119

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijss.2014.111.119

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