I have 5 acres of red soil barren land in Tamil Nadu which is stony and Shallow (avg 3 to 4 ft soil layer available) in a small hillock terrain slope. Not a hilly region. Rain fall is around 600-700mm rainfall/year
Weeds grow scantily here and there.
This is an uncultivated land which is subjected to erosion. I wanted to improve the soil and organic content over time. I am also trying to get lake soil in small batches and getting it dumped along with green manure. Water can be provided in drip irrigation.
I am looking for suggestions.
Short term (2-3 years): What kind of soil cover and enriching/grazing crops can be grown to make it cultivable?
Long term (>4 years): What kind of Trees/ Plants can be cultivated in such soil?
Any other suggestions are highly appreciated.