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DETAILS OF UTTAR DINAJPUR DISTRICT


2.1 Major farming systems/enterprises (based on the analysis made by the KVK)

Sl. No. Farming system/enterprise
Pre-kharif Kharif Rabi/ winter
A.  IRRIGATED CONDITION
(a) Upland & medium land situation
1 Jute / Mesta Rice Wheat / mustard
2 Ridgegourd / cucumber / Okra / Brinjal / Pumpkin Rice Potato / Mustard
3 Okra / Pointed gourd Rice Brinjal / Chilli / Tomato / Cabbage / Cauliflower
4 Greengram Pointed gourd / Brinjal Cabbage /Cauliflower /Tomato
5 Pointed gourd Pointed gourd Radish / Tomato (Late)
6 Sesame / Maize Rice Brinjal /Cabbage / Cucumber
7 Chilli / Maize Rice Potato
(b) Low land situation
1 Maize Rice Fallow
2 Jute Rice Fallow
3 Maize Rice Potato
B. RAINFED CONDITION
a)  Upland situation
1 Jute Rice Fallow
2 Fallow Rice Mustard
3 Ginger / Turmeric Ginger / Turmeric Fallow
b. Low land situation
1 Jute Rice Fallow
2 Sesame Rice Fallow
3 Maize Fallow Potato


2.2 Description of Agro-climatic Zone & major agro ecological situations (based on soil and topography)

Sl. No. Agro-climatic Zone Characteristics
1 Terai zone (Islampur sub-division) 

Soil pH varies from 4.6 to 6.2;

Soil organic matter : 0.10 – 0.72

Available P2O5 : 8 – 94 kg ha-1

Available K2O : 30-290 kg ha-1

Phosphate fixation capacity is high;

Ca and Mg and some of the important micronutrients are deficient

2 New and Old Alluvial zone (Raiganj sub-division)

Soil pH varies from 4.6 – 6.3;

Soil organic matter : 0.18 – 0.90

Available P2O5 : 4.5 – 200 kg ha-1

Available K2O : 12 – 367 kg ha-1

Source : Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of W.B.
Sl. No Agro ecological situation Characteristics
1 Agro-ecological region  (AER) -15 Western Himalayas, warm dry to moist sub-humid (inclusion of humid) eco region with brown forest and podozolic soils & GP 180-210 (+) days, and Agro ecological sub region (AESR) 15.1 (Bengal basin and North Bihar Plain, hot moist sub-humid ESR with deep loamy to clayey alluvium-derived soils , medium to high AWC and LGP 210-240 days)

Soil pH varies from 4.6 to 6.2;

Soil organic matter : 0.10 – 0.72

Available P2O5 : 8 – 94 kg ha-1

Available K2O : 30-290 kg ha-1

Phosphate fixation capacity is high;

Ca and Mg and some of the important micronutrients are deficient


2.3 Soil type/s

Sl. No Soil type Characteristics Area (in ha)
1 New  Alluvium

Soil pH varies from 4.6 to 6.2;

Soil organic matter : Low to medium

Phosphate fixation capacity is high;

Ca and Mg and some of the important micronutrients are deficient

96,320
2 Alluvium

Soil pH around 6.3 ;

Soil organic matter : Medium

29,076
3 Old Alluvium

Soil pH varies from 5.0 – 6.3;

Soil organic matter : Medium

95,896

2.4. Area, Production and Productivity of major crops cultivated in the district

Sl. No Crop Area (ha) Production (q) Productivity (q/ha)
1 Aus Paddy 3887 58360 15.00
2 Aman Paddy 190469 4619330 24.25
3 Boro paddy 69985 2449480 35.00
4 Jute 28898 515540 17.84
5 Wheat 52532 1050640 20.00
6 Mustard 54020 526150 9.74
7 Potato 15230 2793180 183.4
8 Pulses (Khesari, Lentil, Gram, Blackgram, Kulthi etc.) 6458 63290 9.80
Sl. No Crop Area (ha) Production (q) Productivity (q/ha)
9 Chilli 3560 21360 6.00
10 Tomato 1924 236880 123.05
11 Cauliflower 2588 406320 157.00
12 Cabbage 3488 638310 183.00
13 Brinjal 3200 169600 53.00
14 Ginger 908 36320 40
15 Turmeric 1546 27860 18.02
16 Sugarcane 477 310050 650.00
17 Mesta 870 8610 9.90
18 Maize 7145 500150 70.00
19 Linseed 2073 29610 14.28
20 Sesame 1092 5460 5.00
21 Mango 945 60240 63.75
22 Jackfruit 522 34190 65.50
23 Litchi 400 14600 36.5
24 Sapota 8 530 66.25
25 Guava 456 28730 63.00
26 Citrus fruits 195 8300 42.56
27 Banana 704 72860 103.50
28 Papaya 350 17670 50.48
29 Pineapple 1650 132000 80.00
30 Cashew nut 2 270 135
31 Coconut 195 17.472 lakh nuts -
32 Arecanut 345 166.46 lakh nuts -
33 Marigold 20 60 lakh Cut flower -
Source: Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of W.B.

2.5. Weather data

Month Rainfall (mm) Rainy day Temperature 0 C Relative Humidity (%)
Max Min Max Min
April, 13 79.8 03 32.1 20.6 87.6 59.4
May, 13 157.5 07 32.1 23.6 87.5 65.8
June, 13 444.0 11 31.4 24.4 92.5 77.6
July, 2013 602.1 16 30.5 25.3 93.1 77.4
Aug, 13 435.1 15 31.5 24.9 94.2 80.7
Sept., 13 222.1 08 32.7 25.0 92.9 73.5
Oct., 2013 173.0 02 31.2 23.0 93.5 68.6
Month Rainfall (mm) Rainy day Temperature 0 C Relative Humidity (%)
Max Min Max Min
Nov., 13 0.00 00 30.8 18.2 93.3 54.3
Dec., 213 0.00 00 24.9 13.1 95.9 62.7
Jan., 2014 0.00 00 15.8 8.8 97.5 53.1
Feb., 2014 8.6 02 22.8 12.7 92.2 54.5
March, 14 11.8 01 32-1 22.4 83.5 54.5

Source: Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of W.B.


2.6. Production and productivity of livestock, poultry, fisheries etc. in the district

Category Population Production Productivity
Cattle Milk – 65.51 ton Egg – 599.43 lakhs Meat – 12960 ton Wool – 1.103 ton   -
Crossbred 32,627 -
Indigenous 7,50,579 -
Buffalo 35,411 -
Sheep 6,348 -
Goats 5,94,239 -
Pigs 23,778 -
Poultry -
Hen 1,467,493 -
Desi 14,30,317 -
Improved 37,176 -
Duck 4,12,214 -
Desi 4,08,452 -
Improved 3,762   -
Turkey and others 1,378   -

Category Area Production Productivity
Fish - - -
Inland 1534.47 ha 13244.62 q 8.63 q/ha


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