Hafizabad 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

464.82

412.28

486.75

Sugarcane

230.67

214.24

206.22

Rice (cleaned)

245.87

276.9

262.73

Besides, Bajra, Tobacco, Maize, Jawar, Mash, Moong, Masoor, Gram, Maize, Oil Seed such as Rape/Mustard and Sunflower are also grown in minor quantities in the district.

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

4864

4854

4439

Citrus

1376

1888

1793

Besides, Mango, Banana, Peach, Jaman and pomegranate are also grown in minor quantity in the district.

Main Vegetables

Onion, Potato, Cauliflower, Carrot, Matter Green and Turnip 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

Onion

4639

4468

5225

Potato

1378

21495

1824

Cauliflower

3065

2889

2929

Carrot

2504

2372

2460

Matter Green

239

220

107

Turnip

932

944

1316

Besides, Chillies, Tomato, Garlic and Ladyfinger are also grown in the district in minor quantities.

Forests

a) Location of Forests and Area under Afforestation
An area of 2,154 Acre is under forests, which is about 0.37% of the total area of the district. There is also linear plantation of 506 Km alongside the roads/rails/canals in the district. Trees grown in the area are 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 not mentionable.

Livestock population

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

Animals

Population (Th Heads)

Cattle

222

Buffaloes

581

Sheep

25

Goats

125