KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA NAWANSHAH

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Jalandhar
KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA HOSHIARPUR
   
 

Description of Jalandhar Distt. Total land of the district in 2.66 lac hectares out of which 2.41 lac hectare land is cultivated as well as irrigated. The district has ten blocks with 956 villages. Total population of the district is 19.63 lac including farmers population of 10.3 lac.
Major farming systems/enterprises

S. No

Farming system/enterprise

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Rice- Wheat-Moong
Rice-Potato-Sunflower
Maize-Sugarcane
Rice-Potato-Spring maize
Rice-Potato-Cucurbits
Rice-Wheat
Wheat-fodder-Maize
Dairy farming
Poultry Farming
Bee-Keeping
Horticulture
Nursery raising

             Land Holdings:-


Sr. no.

Category of Farmers

No of families

1.

Marginal (<1 hac)

3910

2.

Small (1-2 hac)

7041

3.

Semi Medium (2-4 hac)

14108

4.

Medium (4-10 hac)

14385

5.

Large (>10 hac)

4332

 

Total

43776

Soil types


S. No

Soil type

Characteristics

Area in ha

1.

Sandy loam

Low OC, Med P & Med to High K

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2.

Loam

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


S. No

Crop

Area (ha)

Production (Qtl)

Productivity (Qtl /ha)

1.

Wheat

167000

7410000

44.33

2.

Rice

149000

5540000

37.18

3.

Maize

13000

490000

37.69

4.

Sugarcane

13000

7500000

576.9

5.

Potato

20400

4132000

202.54

Problems of the District

  1. Depletion of water table
  2. Poor soil fertility & small land holding
  3. Farmers still follow traditional methods of agriculture
  4. Growing of nonrecommended varieties
  5. Anaemia and malnutrition in farm women and school going children
  6. Lack of awareness about balanced diet, importance of proper diet and child care.
  7. Improper use of pesticides
  8. Micronutrient deficiencies
  9. Over fertilization of crops
  10. Labour shortage for transplanting paddy
  11. unemployment among rural youth
  12. Improper spray techniques
  13. Growing of mixture of seed
 
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