>> Agro Climate Zones
HILL ZONE : Climate
Sub Tropical, consists of foothills and valley area
from 350 to 650 meters above mean sea level, It occupies
about 35% of the geographical area and about 40% of
the cultivated area of the State. The major crops grown
in this Zone are Wheat, Maize, Paddy, Gram, Sugarcane,
Mustard, Potato, Vegetables etc.
- MID HILL
zone extends from 651 meters to 1,800 meters above mean
sea level. Having mild temperate climate. It occupies
about 32% of the total geographical area and about 37%
of the cultivated area of the State, The major crops
are Wheat, Maize, Barley, Black Gram, Beans, Paddy etc.
This zone has very good potential for the cultivation
of cash crops like Off-Season Vegetables, Ginger and
production of quality seeds of temperate vegetables
like Cauliflower and root crops.
- HIGH HILL
It lies from 1,801 to 2,200 meters above sea level with
humid temperate climate and alpine pastures. This zone
covers about 35% of the geographical areas and about
21% of the cultivated area of the State. The commonly
grown crops are Wheat, Barley, Lesser Millets, Pseudo-cereals
(Buckwheat and Amaranthus), Maize and Potato etc. The
area is ideally suited for the production of quality
seed Potato and temperate Vegetables. This
zone possesses good pastures and meadows.
- COLD DRY
ZONE : It
Comprises of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur Districts and
Pangi Tehsil of Chamba District lying about 2,200 meters
above mean sea level. It occupies about 8% of the geographical
and 2% of the total cultivated area of the State. The
major crops grown are Wheat,Barley, Pseudo-cereals like
Buck wheat and Amaranthus. It is ideally suited for
the production of quality Seed Potato, temperate and
European type of Vegetables and their Seeds, Seed Potato,
Peas as green and seed purposes.