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Aug

Rice growing season of Jharkhand

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).
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Aug

Rice Based Cropping Systems in Jharkhand

1. Rice-Wheat/Rice/Potato/Vegetable. 2. Rice-Wheat. 3. Rice-Wheat-Green gram. 4. Rice-Wheat-Rice. 5. Rice-Chick pea-Berseem
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Aug

Importance of Agriculture in Jharkhand State Economy

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 is 66.4%.
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Aug

Agro climatic zones of Jharkhand

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.
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Aug

Geography, Climate of Jharkhand

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.
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Aug

Jharkhand

1. Date of formation: 15th Nov 2000. 2. No. of districts: 24 3. Area: 79,714 sq km 4. Villages: 29,354 5. Capital: Ranchi 6. Towns: 152 7. Population: 26,909,428 8. Per capita income at current prices (2005-2006): Rs 19,066
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