Write any three characteristics of black soil

Discuss the nature and distribution of black soil in India.
Give the characteristics of the soil used for growing cotton. List the areas in India where this soil is.found. Normally cotton is grown on black soils.
Write any three characteristics of black soil.

Characteristics of soil used for growing cotton are
(i) It is made up of fine clayey material with a high moisture retention capacity. .
(ii) It is rich in soil nutrients like calcium carbonate,magnesium, potash and lime, but poor in phosphoric content.
(iii) It develops deep crack during hot weather, helping in proper aeration of the soil.
(iv) It is found in the plateau areas of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh as well as in the Godavari and Krishna valleys.