Progress:

During the last fifty years, the Agriculture Department has made tremendous progress in agriculture production . The production has increased manifold as is evidence from the information given below.

TOTAL FOODGRAINS PRODUCTION
Food grains production increased from 200 thousand tonnes in 1951-1952 to 1745.01 thousand tonnes in the Year 2016-2017.
MAIZE PRODUCTION

Maize is the major crop of the state. The production of Maize, which was 67.3 thousand tones in 1951-1952 has gone up to 784.29 thousand tonnes in the year 2016-2017.

RICE PRODUCTION
The Production of rice has gone up from 28.3 thousand tonnes in 1951-1952 to 146.59 thousand tonnes in 2016-2017.
WHEAT PRODUCTION
The production of wheat has attained a  level of 704.21 thousand tonnes in 2016-2017 against 61.2 thousand tonnes during 1951-1952.
VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
Production increased from 25 thousand tonnes during 1951-1952 to 1653.51 thousand tonnes during 2016-2017.
GINGER PRODUCTION (Dry)
The production of Ginger in 1951-1952 was 1.24 thousand tonnes. The production of Ginger in 2016-2017 is 3.53 thousand tonnes.
POTATO PRODUCTION

The production of potato was 1.60 thousand tonnes in 1951-1952 and 202.44 thousand tonnes in 2016-2017.

Progress in Respect of Other Programme During 2016-2017

S.No.
Development Programme
Unit
1
Distribution of Improved Seeds
M.T.
10,210
2

 

i) Distribution of Plant Protection Material.

ii) Area Treated

M.T.

000' ha.

170.00

2.90

3

 

 

 

 

Distribution of Fertilizers
(In Nutrients) :

i)  Nitrogen (N)

ii)  Phosphorous (P)

iii) Potassium (K)

TOTAL (N+P+K)

 

 
M.T.

M.T.

M.T.

M.T.

       
       

35,000

8,000

8,000

51,000

4
Improved Agricultural Implements Distributed including Plant Protection Equipments
No's
1,27,400
5

 

 

 

Area covered under H.Y.V. Programme

i)   Wheat

ii)  Rice

iii) Maize

 

  000' ha.

000' ha.

000 'ha.

 

354.00

75.15

255.00

6
No. of Biogas Plants Installed
No's
100
7
Area to be Covered under Soil and Water Conservation Measures
ha.
3,500
8
Number of Soil Samples Analysed
No's
82,000
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