Mandi Bahauddin District

Agriculture
Main Crops

Wheat, Sugarcane and Rice 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

Sugarcane

1231.71

1192.9

1314.02

Wheat

356.91

347.61

359.09

Rice (cleaned)

163.13

160.98

138.57

Besides, Tobacco, Maize, Jawar, Bajra, Masoor, Moong, Mash, 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

Citrus

153490

180360

174594

Guava

2918

2573

3213

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

Main Vegetables

Turnip, Potato and Cauliflower 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

Turnip

24342

23822

24112

Potato

12475

11278

12515

Cauliflower

1642

1607

1646

Matter Green

950

1095

1159

Carrot

1277

1223

1277

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

Forests

a) Location of Forests and Area under Afforestation

An area of 12284 Acres is under forests, which is about 1.86% of the total area of the district. There is also linear plantation of 746 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

427

289

2009-10

914

940

2010-11

3000

2000

Livestock population

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

Animals

Population (Th Heads)

Cattle

273

Buffaloes

660

Sheep

18

Goats

210

Poultry Population

As per Punjab Development Statistics 2011 there are 81 broiler and 13 layer poultry farms in the district having rearing capacity of 8820 and 77 thousand birds respectively.