District level data on agriculture, livestock and farming situation (2015-16)
|1||Major Farming System/Enterprise|| Paddy - Wheat
Paddy - Pulses (Lentil)
Paddy - Oil Seeds (Linseed / Mustard / Rai)
Paddy - Potato - Green Gram
Paddy - Wheat - Green Gram
Fallow - Maize
Fallow - Tomato
Okra - Other Green Vegetables
Makhana Cultivation (in ponds)
|2||Agro-climatic Zone||Zone II of Bihar: North Bihar having hot moist sub humid climate with medium to high available water capacity, with average annual rainfall 1305 mm & length of growing period 180 to 110 days in a year|
|3||Agro ecological situation||Eastern plains situated under the foot hills of central Himalayas comprising piedmont plain where SMCS does not get dry for as long as 90 or more days in a year. The mean annual soil temperature is more than 220 C i.e. hyperthermic soil temperature regime|
|4||Soil Type|| Loam to silt Loam (Upland plain): 52884 ha
Deep water logged area: 45827 ha.
Clay loam to loam (mid upland to low land): 25320 ha.
Sandy clay to sandy loam (within the Koshi embankments): 41094 ha.
|5||Productivity of major 2-3 crops under cereals, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruits and others|| Cereals : Paddy - 38 q / ha, Wheat - 31 q / ha, Maize - 67.3 q / ha
Pulses : Lentil - 11 q / ha, Green Gram- 8.5 q / ha
Oilseeds : Linseed- 6.2 q / ha, Rai / Mustard - 11.3 q / ha
Vegetables : Potato - 239 q / ha, Tomato- 185 q / ha
Fruits : Mango - 202 q/ ha
|6||Mean yearly temperature, rainfall, humidity of the district|| Temperature: Max. 33.80C, Min. 8.80C
Mean yearly rainfall: 1305 mm
Source : District Agriculture Office, Saharsa