Agriculture Mandi Bahauddin

Agriculture Mandi Bahauddin

Agro-climatics of Mandi Bahauddin

Height of the district from the sea level is 244 meters. Climate is extreme but favorable for agriculture. The district gets warmer from April onwards. The hottest months are May, June and July. Mean maximum and minimum temperatures during this period are about 39.5 and 25.4 centigrade respectively. Winters begin in October. Coldest months are December, January and February. Frost is common in January and February and temperature falls below the freezing points over few nights. Winter days are generally pleasant. Maximum and minimum temperatures during winters are about 21.5 and 5.1 centigrade respectively. Rainfall varies considerably across various parts of the district, with annual average rainfall at about 435 mm. Mandi Bahauddin is a fertile agricultural belt, with main crops grown are wheat, maize, sugarcane and tobacco.

Main Crops

Sugarcane, Wheat and Rice are the main crops grown in the district.

Besides, Jawar, Bajra, Tobacco, Mash, Moong Masoor , Gram, Maize, Oil Seed such as Rape / Mustard are also grown in minor quantities in the district.

Main Fruits

Citrus and Guava are main fruits grown in the district. Besides, Mango, Jaman, Dates and Banana are also grown in minor quantities in the district.

Main Vegetables

Turnip, Potatoes, Cauliflower and Peas are main vegetables grown in the district.

Forests

An area of 13377 acres is under forest. There is also linear plantation of 1159 Km alongside the roads/rails/canals in the district. Trees grown in the area are Kau, Phalai, Kikar and Shisham

LIVESTOCK POPULATION

The animal population of the district is given in Table

 ANIMAL

POPULATION (000 HEADS)  

 Cattle

 155

 Buffaloes

 400

 Sheep

 31

 Goats

 153