Normally soil is considered as static, but in reality it is dynamic, ever-changing and evolving. It is the continued response of the soil to its environment that determines its state of productivity. Since, all agricultural activities are directly or indirectly affected by ‘how the soil is to be handled’ hence its health become prime concern.The competing demands for finite soil resources by different sectors emphasize the need for appropriate land use planning. This is focused our attention to develop alternative suitable land use options for sustaining the increasing population with environmental security. Therefore, the knowledge on nature and properties of soils, their relationship with landforms and spatial distribution is very essential for developing a suitable land use plan.Though sporadic information is available on characterization and classification of soils in Andhra Pradesh , no information is available on these aspects for the soils of Banaganapalle mandal in particular and Kurnool district, in general.