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Agriculture in Dimapur district

The agriculture in the district is TRC, rainfed and traditional. By and large mono cropping is practiced in the district. The TRC paddy alone covers an area of 32,900 ha where as Jhum covers about 7,800 ha. Besides the second important crop in the district is Kharif, Maize covers about 2500ha. Maize is generally grown as a inter crop with Jhum paddy. Winter maize is also grown in certain blocks of the district which covers about 460 ha.

 

Important Pulses are also grown in the district include pea, lentil, black gram, beans, green gram, arhar, These are grown over an area of 1360 ha, in both Kharif and Rabi season.

 

With the favourable agro climatic condition, oilseeds such as groundnut, soybean, sesame, sunflower, mustard, linseed, etc. are grown in an area of 5800 ha. Commercially viable crops such as sugarcane, ginger, jute, turmeric, tea, potato etc are also grown in the district covering an area of 1,580 ha. Mechanized farming is encouraged, by providing 50% subsidy on power-tillers.

 

Sl. No.

Crop

Area (ha)

Production (MT )

Productivity (q/ha)

Cereals

 

 

 

  1.

Jhum paddy

9360.00

14080.00

15.04

  2.

TRC paddy

25720.00

41170.00

16.01

  3.

Maize

1082.00

1807.00

16.70

  4.

Jowar

220.00

200.00

9.09

  5.

Small millets

3720.00

2280.00

6.13

  6.

Wheat

400.00

280.00

70.00

 

Total

50240.00

76080.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulses

 

 

 

  1.

Tur / Arhar

3160.00

3670.00

11.61

  2.

Urd/ Moong

330.00

480.00

14.54

  3.

Naga Dal

500.00

650.00

13.00

  4.

Beans

290.00

330.00

11.38

  5.

Kharif Pulses

300.00

380.00

12.67

  6.

Pea

1070.00

1310.00

12.24

  7.

Lentil

640.00

730.00

11.40

  8.

Gram

60.00

90.00

15.00

  9.

Other Rabi pulses

1210.00

1390.00

11.49

  10.

Black gram

610.00

730.00

11.97

  11.

Rajmash

170.00

200.00

11.76

 

Total

8340.00

9960.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oilseeds

 

 

 

  1.

Groundnut

150.00

140.00

9.33

  2.

Soyabean

5130.00

6170.00

12.03

  3.

Sesame

850.00

550.00

6.47

  4.

Sunflower

690.00

610.00

8.84

  5.

Niger

320.00

260.00

8.12

  6.

Rapeseed/ Mustard

14400.00

11430.00

7.94

  7.

Linseed

2210.00

1650.00

7.47

 

Total

23740.00

20810.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial crops

 

 

 

  1.

Sugarcane

2360.00

135880.00

575.76

  2.

Cotton

180.00

30.00

1.66

  3.

Jute

1430.00

4840.00

33.84

  4.

Potato

640.00

5850.00

91.41

  5.

Tea

340.00

1820.00

53.53

  6.

Ginger

500.00

4390.00

87.80

  7.

Cardamom

280.00

430.00

15.36

 

Total

5730.00

153240.00

Source: Statistical handbook of Nagaland 2007

     

Fig: Production of field crops in Metric tonnes during Kharif and Rabi 2007 2008

Source: DAO, Dimapur

 

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