National Carbon project:

This project envisages developing a holistic understanding of the Caron cycle of India. A sub-component of this project envisages to make an assessment of soil carbon pool of India and its dynamics. For this purpose, about 1198 soil sampling locations were identified and profile based soil samples were collected from these locations. Both soil organic and inorganic carbon has been assessed and was modelled using Random Forest based data mining algorithm. The total SOC stock of India has been estimated at 22.72Pg while the SIC stock has been estimated as 12.83 Pg. Thus the total soil Carbon stock of India stands at 35.55Pg.

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National Carbon project: