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When you travel in certain parts of India, you will notice red soil. What is the main reason for this colour?

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When you travel in certain parts of India, you will notice red soil. What is the main reason for this colour?
posted Jul 1, 2019 by Sanam

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Presence of ferric oxides
Red soil in India is largely found in Deccan plateau. Red soil is less clayey and sandier in nature and has a rich content of iron and small amount of humus. Red soil is also known as yellow soil. The redness is the soil is due to Jerric oxide, is 2nd largest soil found in India from south of Bundelkhand to North of Raj mahal hill.

answer Jul 3, 2019 by Pratiksha Shetty
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