Natural Resources

Agriculture
Main Crops

Wheat, Rice and Sugarcane are the main crops grown in the district. Production of these crops during the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 is given in Table.

Production of Main Crops (2008-09 to 2010-11)

Crop

Production (Th. M.Tons)

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Wheat

755.03

753.93

732.83

Rice (cleaned)

494.94

548.86

507.31

Sugarcane

91.82

75.4

97.23

Main Fruits

Guava and Citrus are main fruits grown in the district. Production of these fruits during the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 is given in Table.

Fruit

Production (M.Tons)

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Guava

12399

13029

10561

Citrus

1650

1852

1783

Main Vegetables

Potato, Cauliflower, Mutter Green, Turnip, Onion, Tomato, Carrot, Brinjal, Ladyfinger, Bottle Gourd and Garlic are main vegetables grown in the district. Production of these vegetables during the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 is given in Table.

Vegetables

Production (M.Tons)

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Potato

21495

3939

17275

Cauliflower

13735

13395

13056

Mutter Green

2657

2019

844

Turnip

14657

14417

14731

Onion

15182

15049

15860

Tomato

8133

8314

8779

Carrot

6463

7308

7390

Brinjal

4199

4092

3788

Ladyfinger

3397

3300

3202

Bottle Gourd

739

705

585

Garlic

1994

1814

1786

Forests

a) Location of Forests and Area under Afforestation An area of 4,369 Acre is under forests, which is about 0.49% of the total area of the district. There is also linear plantation of 985 Km alongside the roads/rails/canals in the district. Trees grown in the area are Kau, Phalai, Kikar and Shisham.

b) Production of Timber and Firewood The production of Timber and Fire-Wood in the district during the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 is given in Table.

Year

Production (Cubic Meter)

Timber

Firewood

2008-09

947

-

2009-10

1835

279

2010-11

77

1

Livestock population

a) Animal Population The animal population of the district is given in Table.

Animals

Population (Th Heads)

Buffaloes

729

Cattle

272

Goats

199

Sheep

92