District Gazetteers

 
 

 

Bankura Krishi at a Glance

Office of the Deputy Director of Agriculture

(Administration), Bankura
District Profile

Bankura district is surrounded by the districts of Midnapore and Hooghly in the East, Purulia in the West, Burdwan in the North and again Purulia and Midnapore in the South. It is somewhat triangular in shape and lies within 23038’ to 22038’ North latitude and 86036’ to 87046’ East longitude.

 

The major part of the district is characterized by undulating topography. The average slope of land varies from 0.4% to 10%. The soil is mostly lateritic, light in texture and acidic in nature. The fertility status is also very low. The soil is light and porous in nature with low organic mater and low water holding capacity. However eastern and southern part of this district is more productive than western part.

 

The altitude of Bankura Railway Station is 84 meters above MSL with highest point of 427 meters in the Susunia Hill, whereas Susunia farm is 100 meters above MSL & Bishnupur 70 meters above MSL.

 

The river Dwarekeswar and Kangsabati are major rivers of the district. Others notable ones are  Silabati, Gandheswari, Sali, Joyponda, Birai, Amoda etc. The river Damodar separates the district from Burdwan in the North.

 

Use of Fertilizer, Improved seeds, Organic manure and Pesticides are increasing day by day. Farmers have now been habituated to use Agril. Implements like Tractor, Power Tiller, Thresher, Pump set, Sprayer etc. in the field of Agriculture. Paddy- Transplanter, Paddy- Reaper, Drum-Seeder etc has recently been introduced.

 

Rice is the main crop of the district. Though the district is prone to drought, it can raise surplus food production in years of good rainfall. Besides rice, the major crops are Potato, wheat, Vegetables, Mustard, Summer Til etc. Like rice, the district is also surplus in Potato & Vegetable production. The district is lagging behind in the production of Pulses & Oilseeds. We are to give special emphasis in production of Oilseeds & Pulses by introducing new varieties of Pulse Crops like Arhar, Lentil, Gram, Khesari, Kalai, Moong etc. Ground Nut and Sunflower have been introduced in Rabi season to meet up the gap between demand and production of Oilseed crops. Broccoli and Capsicum are also cultivated by farmers of this district to meet up the demand of the local people.

 

Deputy Director of Agriculture

(Administration), Bankura

 

 Administrative Unit of the District

Sl.

No.

Name of the Block

PANCHAYET

Mouza

Inhabitant Village

Municipality

Samity

Garm

 

Bankura Sadar (North) Sub-division :-

1.

Bankura I

1

6

150

136

1

2.

Bankura II

1

7

154

142

x

3.

Chhatna

1

13

288

275

x

4.

Saltora

1

8

157

145

x

5.

Mejhia

1

5

75

73

x

6.

G.Ghati

1

10

165

153

x

7.

Barjora

1

11

201

183

x

8.

Onda

1

15

291

271

x

Total :-

8

75

1481

1378

1

 

Khatra Sub-division :-

1.

Indpur

1

7

222

196

x

2.

Khatra

1

7

155

143

1

3.

Hirbandh

1

5

121

115

x

4.

Ranibandh

1

8

186

169

x

5.

Taldangra

1

9

145

139

x

6.

Simlapal

1

7

203

190

x

7.

Raipur

1

10

206

198

x

8.

Sarenga

1

6

166

149

x

Total :-

8

59

1404

1299

1

 

Bishnupur Sub-division :-

1.

Bishnupur

1

9

163

149

1

2.

Sonamukhi

1

10

186

160

1

3.

Patrasayer

1

10

160

150

x

4.

Indus

1

10

131

129

x

5.

Joypur

1

9

139

137

x

6.

Kotulpur

1

8

170

163

x

Total :-

6

56

949

888

2

Grand Total :-

22

190

3834

3565

4

  

Land Utilization Statistics

2009-2010 and 2010-2011

(Area in Hectare)

Sl.

No.

Items

2009-2010

2010-2011

1.

Geographical Area

6,88,100.00

6,88,100.00

2.

Forest

1,48,350.00

1,48,350.00

3.

Area under Non Agricultural use

1,09,621.00

1,09,621.00

4.

Barren and Uncultureable Land

3,302.00

3,302.00

5.

Permanent Pasture

633.00

633.00

6.

Area under Fruit Crops, Misc Tree crops and others

5,096.49

5,284.49

7.

Cultureable Waste Land

2,337.00

2,337.00

8.

Fallow other than Current Fallow

1,386.00

1,386.00

9.

Current Fallow

60,470.11

2,55,679.40

10.

Net Area Cultivated

3,56,904.40

1,61,507.11

11.

Area Cultivated More than Once

1,70,914.00

1,49,985.00

12.

Gross Cropped Area

5,27,818.40

3,11,492.11

13.

Cropping intensity

147.88 %

192.86 %

 

Agricultural Infrastructure

 1. Agril. Sub-division  3 nos
 2. Agril. Block 22 nos
 3. Seed Farm      10 nos
 4. Research Station 2 nos.
 5. Cold Store 43 nos
 6. Seed Production Agency  14 nos.
 7. Warehouse  7 nos.

   

Review of the Past

The district has failed to get good harvest during 2010-2011 due to severe drought.

[Area in ha.]

Crops

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

Aus

27547

28934

30711

23514

20358

Aman

347263

350493

351039

315069

123563

Boro

52142

59832

57891

47685

30856

Wheat

9350

9621

8541

8186

7830

Potato

48578

51617

50324

52217

47142

Mustard

14864

14574

16625

12683

18380

Til

34344

41333

34137

24351

21706

Vegetables

33964

32772

33956

32576

30128

Total :-

568052

589176

583224

516281

299963

Area of H.Y.V (%)

Crops

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

Aus

99.13

99.56

99.83

99.95

100

Aman

96.36

97.54

98.10

98.20

96.55

Boro

100

100

100

100

100

Average Rainfall in the District (in mm.)

Month

Normal

2008

2009

2010

2011

January

18.00

25.80

2.37

0.00

2.70

February

29.00

4.98

0.07

14.59

1.20

March

27.00

19.25

18.44

5.99

51.20

April

35.00

45.93

1.36

19.85

104.77

May

94.00

118.64

239.36

112.53

119.93

June

258.00

381.16

42.62

206.73

503.36

July

336.00

425.09

298.92

159.04

210.38

August

319.00

258.42

327.71

121.88

363.32

September

197.00

222.08

249.87

141.58

307.34

October

88.00

45.43

58.39

62.70

27.92

November

18.00

0.44

9.60

5.06

4.05

December

4.00

0.00

0.64

30.94

-

Total :-

1423.00

1547.22

1249.35

880.89

1696.17


Area, Productivity & Production of Different Crops of Bankura district for the year 2008-2009

Sl.

No.

Crop

Area

(ha.)

Productivity

Kg./ha.

Production

(MT)

1.

Aus Paddy

30711.00

2679.63 (CR)

82294.00

2.

Aman Paddy

351039.00

3038.76 (CR)

1066723.21

3.

Boro Paddy

57891.00

3200.08 (CR)

185256.00

4.

Wheat

8541.00

2559.52

21861.00

5.

Potato

50324.00

7214.45

363060.21

6.

Maize

2858.65

1589.97

4545.18

7.

Pulses

4809.70

736.85

3544.02

8.

Oilseed

52591.00

772.98

40651.80

Area, Productivity & Production of Different Crops of Bankura district for the year 2009-2010

Sl.

No.

Crop

Area

(ha.)

Productivity

Kg./ha.

Production

(MT)

1.

Aus Paddy

23514.00

2895.15 (CR)

68078.00

2.

Aman Paddy

315069.00

2839.73 (CR)

894712.00

3.

Boro Paddy

47685.00

2936.24 (CR)

140014.60

4.

Wheat

8186.00

2529.22

20704.00

5.

Potato

52217.00

39127.05

2043097.00

6.

Maize

1753.00

1556.21

2728.83

7.

Pulses

4713.00

752.90

3548.50

8.

Oilseed

38749.00

907.81

35176.71

Area, Productivity & Production of Different Crops of Bankura district for the year 2010-2011

Sl.

No.

Crop

Area

(ha.)

Productivity

Kg./ha.

Production

(MT)

1.

Aus Paddy

20358.00

2828.64 (CR)

57585.45

2.

Aman Paddy

123562.96

2564.47 (CR)

316997.51

3.

Boro Paddy

30856.00

3444.73 (CR)

106290.58

4.

Wheat

7830.00

2479.80

19416.83

5.

Potato

47142.00

37991.77

1791008.45

6.

Maize

1518.00

1239.98

1882.30

7.

Pulses

4157.00

709.59

2949.78

8.

Oilseed

42250.50

963.60

40712.64

 Different Schemes Implemented from May 2011 to till date in Bankura District

 

Name of

the Sector

Name of the Scheme

Name of the Blockwhere th

 Schemeis Implemented

Sanctioned
Amount
(
` in Lakh)

Fund Utilized
(
` in Lakh)

Physical Progress

Remarks

Agriculture

1] R.K.V.Y.

a) Distribution of Pump Set under subsidy amongst S.H.G.

22 Blocks

401.40

277.68

2314 Nos. S.H.G. Benefited

Scheme is Running

b) Establishment of Agri. Implement Hub

4 Blocks

32.00

32.00

4 nos Hub Established

c) Sunflower Demonstration

22 Blocks

6.47

6.47

1727 nos. D.C. Executed (0.2 Ha)

d) Establishment of Soil Testing Laboratory

G. Ghati

30.00

30.00

S.T.L. Established

e) Establishment of Dal Mill and Expansion of Pulse coverage

G. Ghati

12.00

12.00

Dal Mill Work in progress

f) Liming Materials

22 blocks

212.00

119.50

Supply order issued for 21416 nos.

Bags @75 kg. each

2] Green Revolution - Establishment of 1000 Ha. Rice D.C.

8 Blocks

259.00

259.00

7 nos. of D.C. Executed, 1 no. Running

3] Agricultural Development in Special Problem Areas  under

Tribal Area Sub-Plan (State Plan)

Crop D.C.s

Maize-850 nos./Arahar-1300 nos /G. Nut-600 nos.

Ranibandh, Raipur,

Sarenga, Saltora

10.40

-

Arahar-1300 nos/

G. Nut-600 nos. D.C.s Executed Properly

4] Diversified Cropping Programme under Dry Land/

Rainfed condition (State Plan)

a) Crop D.C.s (Normal)

Maize-400 nos. / Arahar-450 nos. / G. Nut-200 nos.

Bankura - I, Bankura - II,

Chhatna, Saltora, Mejia,

G. Ghati, Indpur, Khatra,

Ranibandh, Hirbandh.

-

-

Arahar-450 nos./

G. Nut-200 nos. D.C Executed

b) Crop D.C.s (S.C.P.)

Maize-250 nos. / Arahar-300 nos. / G. Nut-200 nos.

-

-

Arahar-300 nos./

G. Nut-200 nos. D.C Executed

c) Crop D.C.s (T.S.P.)

Maize-250 nos. / Arahar-300 nos. / G. Nut-200 nos.

-

-

Arahar-300 nos./

G. Nut-200 nos. D.C Executed

5] Distribution of different Seed Kits

Kalai-7550 nos./Arahar-1250 nos./Moong-500 nos./ Kulthi Kalai-1000

nos./Sesamum-1400 nos./ Hybrid Maize-5000 nos./Khesari-750 nos.

/Lentil-1000 nos./Mustard-5200 nos./HYV Paddy-4000 nos./Hy.

Paddy-4300 nos./Wheat-7500 nos./Moong-1000 nos./Maize-1600

nos./Sesamum-2100 nos.

22 Blocks

Go ahead

signal

achieved

-

Almost all the kits are distributed

6] Special Agril. Programme for LWE affected blocks

Crop D.C.s

Aman Paddy-800 ha./Boro Paddy-800 ha./Wheat-160 ha./Maize-120

ha./Mustard-120 ha./Moong-120 ha.

Ranibandh, Simlapal, Raipur,

Sarenga

Go ahead

signal

achieved

-

Boro Paddy-800 ha./Wheat-160

ha./Maize-120 ha./Mustard-120

ha./Moong-120 ha

7] MM-II of Jute Technology Mission (SJDP)

Crop D.C.s Distribution of

Jute Seed-200 qtl./Jute Seed Minikit-1000 nos./MRS-10 nos./Wheel

Hoe-20 nos./Sprayer-100 nos./Prodn. Tech.-20 nos./E.N. Minikit-

600 nos./Re-exc. of Katcha Retting Tank-5 nos./Farmers Training-

10 nos./Weed Control-50 ha./Seed Prodn.-5 ha.

Bishnupur, Sonamukhi, Patrasayer,

Indus, Joypur, Kotulpur

2.375

2.375

Scheme is Running

 Different Schemes Implemented from May 2011 to till date in Bankura District

Name of

the Sector

Name of the Scheme

Name of the Blockwhere the

Schemeis Implemented

Sanctioned
Amount
(
` in Lakh)

Fund Utilized
(
` in Lakh)

Physical Progress

Remarks

Agriculture

8] Macro Management in Agriculture MMA

a) Macro Management in Agriculture MMA (ICDP-Rice)

22 blocks

45.035

35.035

SRI D.C., Hy. D.C., Supply of Seed

on subsidy, Micro-Nutrient & Liming

Materials (5 nos. items)

Scheme is Running

b) Macro Management in Agriculture MMA (ICDP-Wheat)

7.00

5.00

Supply of Seed  on subsidy, Micro-

Nutrient & Liming Materials (3 nos.

items)

c) Macro Management in Agriculture MMA (ICDP-IPM)

5.01

5.01

Supply of Bio-Pesticides, Seed

Treating Chemicals & FFS (3 nos.

item)

d) Macro Management in Agriculture MMA (Coarse Cereals)

14.02

14.02

Maize D.C., Supply of Micro-

Nutrients & Farmers Training (3 nos.

items)

9] I.S.O.P.O.M.

a) ISOPOM Oil Seed Production Programme (ODP)

22 blocks

62.6836

62.46

D.C., Training, IPM, P.P. Chemical,

P.P. Equipment, Micro-Nutrients etc.

(15 nos. items)

b) ISOPOM Maize Production Programme (MDP)

22 blocks

22.1125

22.1125

D.C., Training, IPM, P.P. Chemical,

P.P. Equipment, Micro-Nutrients etc.

(10 nos. items)

10] National Food Security Mission (NFSM)

22 blocks

1.765

1.765

Supply of Liming Materials, Micro-

Nutrients, RC/PSB, P.P. Chemical,

P.P. Equipment, IPM etc. (6 nos.

items)

11] Bio-Village Programme

22 blocks

5.00

5.00

10 ha. Of land involving 50 farmers

12] District Innovation Fund

a) Distribution of Dhangola-3500 nos. of different size

22 blocks

17.50

17.50

Beneficiary selection is going on

b) Distribution of Soil Testing Kit-23 nos.

22 blocks

1.50

1.50

13] Distribution of Implements under PUP

Power Tiller-268 nos./Thresher-670 nos./Sprayer-670 nos./

Cono Weeder-670 nos.

16 blocks

-

-

Beneficiary selection is going on

14] Kishan Credit Card (KCC)

22 blocks

-

-

a) KCC issued 223581 nos.

b) Nos. of Cases Sponsored 21540 nos.

c) Nos. to be Covered 194364 nos.

15] Far,ers Old Age Pension (FOAP)

22 blocks

-

-

a) Total Sanctioned strength 3727 + 104 nos. MIC

b) Present Position 3359 + 104 nos. MIC

c) Vacancy 368 nos.

16] Farm Mechanization under MMA

22 blocks

41.70

41.70

26 nos. Power Tiller & 300 nos. Pump Set

 N.B. :- Fund utilized means Fund to be utilized within 31.03.2012.

supply Plan of Different Chemical Fertilizer for the month of March 2012 in Bankura district

 

Name of the

Fertilizer

Requirement of

the District

(in MT)

Supply Plan

as per FMS

(in MT)

Company wise and Product

wise Supply Plan

(in MT)

Shortfall/Excess

(in MT)

NPK Complex

1000

 

RCF 15:15:15

500

2850

RCF 20:20:0

400

TCL 10:26:26

90

PPL 10:26:26

260

RCF 20:20:0

2600

Total :-

3850

DAP

1000

 

TCL

500

2900

PPL

700

IPL

2700

Total :-

3900

Urea

2500

 

TCL

2150

5450

RCF

3100

IFFCO

2700

Total :-

7950

MOP

120

 

IPL

Nil

120

PPL

Nil

Total :-

Nil

SSP

1500

 

TCL

310

330

Jayashree

300

SAI

500

Phosphate Com.

60

Total :-

1170