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Department Introduction

 

 

 Jammu & Kashmir State is predominantly an agrarian economy with about 80% of its population engaged in agriculture and allied sectors. The

agro-climatic diversity of the State varying from sub-tropical in Jammu, temperate in Kashmir and cold arid in Ladakh, makes it ideal for varied

cultivation. The department is also promoting diversification of agricultural crops to motivate farmers to move towards low volume-high value

crops like vegetables, medicinal plants and niche products like saffron, rajmash, zeera, mushrooms etc.  Agriculture has, after a very long time, occupied centre stage in the economic and administrative discourse in the State at a time when all seemed lost due to the dwindling interest of the younger generation in agriculture activities. The concerted efforts of the Agriculture Production Department have triggered a new hope among the people, which promises profitability and dignity in the agriculture as an occupation. The goal before the Agriculture Production Department is to enhance the income of farmers and to generate employment in agriculture and allied sectors.The strategy adopted for this purpose is to increase production and productivity of the crops and to enable farmers to diversify their crop production so as to take advantage   of market opportunities. he main role of the department is to help farmers to adopt better technology and to facilitate establishment of infrastructure for farm production and marketing. New avenues are being explored for investment.

 Land Use Statisticts of Udhampur DIST

  Population(2011 Census)                                = 5,54,985 (Souls)

  Area according to village papers                      = 2,37,913  Hect        

  Area under Forest                                        =    95,828  Hect

  Land put to Non-Agriculture Use                     =    51,840  Hect

  Barran and Un-cultivated Land                       =    18,426  Hect                    

  Permanent Pastures & Grass Lands                  =      6,725  Hect

  Cultivable waste land                                    =    11,277  Hect

  Miscellaneous, Trees etc                                =    12,236  Hect.

Fallow Land

  Other than Current fallows                          =    422  Hect

  Current fallows                                         =      5,600  Hect

Net Sown Area (Kharif)                                       =    43,200  Hect        

Net Sown Area (Rabi)                                         =    32,300  Hect

Gross Sown Area (Kharif & Rabi)                         =   75,500  Hect

Cropping Intensity                                                =          167%

Gross Irrigated area (Kharif & Rabi)                    =     10,131   Hect

Net Irrigated area                                                  =     7,810     Hect

           Percentage ( Irrigated area)                                                   =  13%