Nutrients’ cycles and budget: the first mission to dig and instrument deep pits in Berambadi catchment, India, was held in June-July 2022 within the ANR NUTRILIFT project (PI: Jean Riotte, IRD). These pits are located in both an irrigated plot and an agroforestry plot. They are 9 and 10 m deep, respectively, and their diameter is 1.5 m. They have multiple windows to monitor the soil at different horizons. Windows are instrumented with pCO2, humidity, and temperature probes, as well as with lysimetric plates. Root zone scanner will be soon installed. Digging phase allowed to describe soil profiles and to sample soil and roots.