KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA NAWANSHAH

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AMRITSAR-FACTS & FIGURES
            LOCATION
            310-7 and 320-3 North Latitude
            740-29 and 750-23 East Latitude
            TEHSILS                   -           4         
            BLOCKS                   -           9

Total Area                    -         5075 Sq Km (5.075 lakh ha)
Total Population          -         2490891
Summer Temperature -        30 - 460C
Winter Temperature    -        0-170C

 

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS

Number/Type Total no. Marginal (<1) Small
(1-2 ha)
Semi medium (2-4 ha) Medium
(4-10 ha)
Large (>10 ha)
No of farming families 70912 10487 17572 27409 13709 1735
 

DETAILS OF DISTRICT (2010-11)

2.1 Major farming systems/enterprises

S. No. Farming system/enterprise
1 Paddy-wheat,Basmati-wheat,Paddy-potato-wheat,Paddy-pea-wheat,Paddy-wheat-moog/mash, Paddy-pea-moong/mash, Paddy-potato-moong/mash ,Paddy- pea/potato- celery
2. Growing off season and main season summer and winter vegetables
3. Dairying, Bee Keeping, Mushroom
 

 Description of agro-climatic Zone & major agro ecological situations (based on soil and topography)

S. No. Agro-climatic Zone Characteristics
1 Central plain zone ( Zone III) Minimum temperature ranges from 4 to 7oC and maximum temp ranges from 41 to 42oC and mean rainfall is 400 to 500 mm
S. No. Agro ecological situation Characteristics
1 Zone III This area is alluvial plain and fertile zone. A farmer depends upon underground water Resources. Water table declining at the alarming rate.
 
Soil types
S. No. Block of the district Soil texture pH O.C.
1 Jandiala Guru Loamy sand-Loam
Sandy loam-Loam
< 8.0 0.29-0.31
2 Majitha , Rayya, Tersika Sandy loam-loam 8.0-8.5 0.38-0.55
3 Ajnala, Chogwan, Verka, Harsha China, Attari Sandy loam-loam 8.5-9.0 <0.4
 

Weather Data

Amritsar has an extreme climate with very hot summers and very cold winters. Monsoon hits the city around the first week of July and brings average rainfall. The best period in the district is September to March. Temperature usually ranges between 30 to 46oC in summers and in between 0 to 17oC in winters. Total rainfall of 346 mm was received.

Month Rainfall (mm) Temperature 0 C Relative humidity (%)
Maximum Minimum  
April, 2010 - 42 17 59
May, 2010 10 47.7 22 62
June, 2010 46 47 27 67
July, 2010 99 43 27 85
August, 2010 78 35 22 92
Sept, 2010 18 33.7 21 87
Oct, 2010 2 33.4 16 72
Nov, 2010 - 29.8 8 68
 Dec, 2010 4 23 2.4 82
Jan, 2011 - 21.2 0.6 80
Feb, 2011 30 24 4.6 87
Mar, 2011 - 35 7.2 80
 

Details of Operational area/villages (2010-11)

Sr. No. Taluk Name of Name of the  block Name of the village Major crops & enterprises Major problem identified Identified thrust areas
1 Amritsar Majitha Nag Kalan Paddy, Basmati, Wheat, Berseem, Dairy farming, vegetable growing,
Bee Keeping
Resistance in weeds/insects
Non judicious use of fertilizers/irrigation water/pesticides
Lack of technical guidance for vegetable production
Straw burning in paddy and wheat
Weed management. Seed replacement
, IPM practices, addition of pulses in Paddy-wheat rotation, green        manuring, Residue management in paddy and wheat,
Income generating activities for farm women,
Beekeeping
2 Amritsar Verka Jahagir,Wadala betewad, Dhol Kurd
3 Amritsar Rayya Wadala
4 Amritsar Jandiala Guru Bhorshi Rajputtan
5 Amritsar Chogawan Noorpur
6 Amritsar Harsha chinna Adliwal,Bua Nangali
 

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