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25
Aug

Distribution of rice based zone wise for Jharkhand state

1. The state is divided into the three rice sub zones. In General, the plateau region of Chotanagpur and Santhal Parganas is characterized by humid and sub humid tropical monsoon in sub zone IV, sub humid to subtropical in sub zone V and humid to sub-tropical in sub zone VI, undulating Plateau, hills and mountains, non existence of perennial rivers, initially high forest cover, which is depleting fast due to mineral and industrial exploitation and encroachment, concentration of tribal population
25
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.
18
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).
18
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
18
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 i
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