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The increasing population and the industrial growth demand for the utilization of areas with even soft clay deposits. Construction of embankments on soft soils pose several threats like slope failure and increased settlements. Basal reinforced embankments prove to be one of the ground improvement techniques to enhance the stability of the foundation soil and reduce the settlements in soft soils. The ob-jective of the paper is to study the performance of embankments with and without geosynthetic rein-forcement tested in a large beam centrifuge test facility available at IIT Bombay. The paper presents re-sult of centrifuge model tests on embankments constructed inflight at 40g. The surface settlements and geogrid movements were monitored. The analysis and interpretation of centrifuge test results help in un-derstanding the importance of basal reinforcement in improving the stability of slopes.