Abstract

The present study was conducted during the 2014-15. Geo-referenced surface soil samples representing different tehsil were collected from Thane district. The latitude, longitude and altitude of sampling sites were recorded using global positioning system (GPS). The soil sampling sites were located in the fields of major crops in seven tehsils of Thane district. The deficiency or sufficiency of each analyzed nutrients were determined based on critical limits. The nutrient indices were calculated. The maps of available zinc, iron, copper, manganese, boron, molybdenum, sulphur, calcium, magnesium were prepared by using geographical information system (GIS). The soils of Thane district were found to be acidic to neutral in nature with the pH range of 5.17 to 6.96. The organic carbon content varied from 2.90 to 9.45 g kg-1 was medium to high. The EC ranged of 0.10 to 0.28 dSm-1.