KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA MANSA

District Mansa comprises total geographical area of 2,16000 hectares. The net sown area in the District is 2, 02,000 hectares. The District consists of five blocks and 243 villages. There are about 42321 operational land holdings. Wheat, cotton and Paddy are the major crops.
 


Major farming systems/enterprises
 

S. No

Farming system/enterprise

1.

Cotton-wheat

2.

Paddy-wheat

3.

Cotton-Raya

4.

Basmati-wheat-Moong

5.

Agriculture + Dairy

6.

Agriculture + Beekeeping


Description of Agro-climatic Zone & major agro ecological situations
 

S. No

Agro-climatic Zone

Characteristics

1.

AES-1, Western plain area

Sandy loam soils; irrigation is by tube-wells

2.

AES-2, Western area

Loamy sand with sand dunes at few places, irrigation with tube-wells as well as canals

3.

AES-3, Flood prone

Sandy loam to loamy sand soils; Flood prone area and soils are sodic in nature

 


SOIL TYPES
 

S. No

Soil type

Characteristics

Area(ha )

1.

Loamy sand

Sand > 85 %, Clay 10 %, Silt 5 %.

99656

2.

Sandy loam

Sand 60-70 %, Clay 15-20 % 

86657

3.

Sandy soils with problems of sodicity

Sand > 85 % with high amount of sodium absorption ration and pH above 8.5

30334

 

Area, Production and Productivity of major crops cultivated in the district during 2010-11
 

S. No

Crop

Area (000íha)

Production (000, mt)

Productivity (Qtl /ha)

1.

Wheat

170

811

47.71

2.

Cotton

88

351

6.77

3.

Paddy

78

316

40.46

4.

Sarson

2

2.8

14.00

6.

Guara

5.4

4.6

8.5

7.

Gram

0.2

0.27

13.50

8.

Barley

1

3

33.00

 

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