EntisolsEntisols lack diagnostic horizons and occur on plains of recent to sub recent deposits and on steep aspects of the hilly terrain. In the steep slopes of the Western Ghats, soils are often truncated due to severe erosion losses. Young soils with very less profile development are also encountered in high altitude mountain summits. These are fragile soils and must be retained under their natural vegetation. The second group of Entisols occur on the narrow banks of the rivers and coastal plains. Depending on the mode of deposition, the texture varies from clay to sand. Fluvents and Psamments are the dominant soils. Organic material is also present in pockets, some times as buried horizons. The Aquents are frequently inundated or permanently saturated with water and show signs of wetness