There are three distinct seasons in Jharkhand under which rice is grown. Summer Rice (February-March to July-August); Kharif Rice (June to September); Boro Rice (October-November to April-May).
3. Rice-Wheat-Green gram.
5. Rice-Chick pea-Berseem
1. The state has a cultivated area of about 1.8 m ha comprising 22% of the geographical area.
2. The net irrigated area is 0.16 m ha. Coverage under irrigation in rice is 5.6%. Rice, maize, wheat and chickpea are the main food crops.
3. The cropping intensity is about 126%. Being largely rainfed, rice is under cultivation in about 1.4 m ha under upland and shallow lands.
4. Rice is cultivated in 1.628 m ha of which 1.078 m ha is covered with high yielding varieties in 2006-07 which i
The state has been divided into 3 agro-climatic sub zones viz.,
Central and North eastern plateau sub zone, Western plateau sub zone and South eastern plateau sub zone. The soils are laterite, red-yellow loams, red sandy / gravelly type.
1. Jharkhand is a newly formed state of the country and is situated between 21o58' and 25o30' N latitude and 83o22' and 88o40' E longitude.
2. The climate is warm and sub-humid with an average annual rainfall of 1372 mm.