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AGRICULTURAL PROFILE OF DISTRICT Hafizabad




Hafizabad was formerly a place of some importance, and is mentioned in the Ain-i-Akbari as headquarters of a mahal. Hafiz, the founder, was a favorite of Emperor Akbar.

According to one legend, King Akbar came to the present-day site of Hafizabad on a hunting trip. The King lost his company as he was busy hunting. This territory was a jungle-like area and there was nothing to eat or drink. The King felt thirsty and wanted to drink some water. Suddenly he was astonished to see smoke. He followed the smoke and found a cottage, and in the cottage there was a man named Sarmast. The King told him about his thirst and asked for some water. Sarmast had no water, but he called up a grazing deer and milked it to serve the king with milk. The King drank the milk and told the Sarmast that he was a king and said, “Please ask me for the thing you want. I will give you whatever you want.” Faqir Sarmast asked him to build a town for his pupils. The King promised and ordered the current Hakim, named Hafiz Meerak, to construct a city there.

Hafiz Meerak did as the King ordered. The town, Hafizabad, took its name from his name. One source says that King Akbar wanted to name the town Akbarabad, but the name Hafizabad became popular until the King knew about its creation. King Akbar also remained the name same as Hafizabad. Historians think that this city came into being between1556 – 1570. The main population was located where an old church is now located.

The Kapoor Khatri Hindu Families were made Sardars of Hafizabad City by the British Government during the Mid 19th Century.

The prominent families are Mughals,Malik, Arain, Tarars, Bhattis,Jandrans,Mohals and Cheemas who are the largest industrialists and land owners in Hafizabad. Politics is mainly controlled by the Tarars , Arain and Bhattis.

 

Source: Wikipedia / GoB officials

 

BRIEF HISTORY AND INTRODUCTION

 

Total Area                        205,344 km2 (79,284 sqmi)

Population                       91,379,615

Density                            450/km2 (1,200/ sq mi)

Number of Districts         36

AGRICULTURE PROFILE

 

DETAILS OF PRIMARY CROPS AND LIVESTOCK

 

MAIN  CROPS (2008-09)

 

Wheat

Rice

Fruits

Vegetables

Fodder

In Tonnes

464800

245700

7134.0

7072.0

884900

Area (He)

161500

130300

1080.0

689.0

228000

Tonne / He

2.88

1.88

6.60

10.26

3.88

 

MAIN  LIVESTOCK (2006) (000 numbers)

 

Cattle

Sheep/Goat

Buffalo

Camel

Number of Heads

183

23/108

501

0.022

 

LAND AREA AND LAND USE

 

LAND USE

AREA ( 000 Ha)

% of Total Distt Area

Total Geographical Area

857

100

Area Reported

235

27.42

Total Cultivated Area

197

22.98

Area Under Forest

Not Available for Cultivation

20

2.33

Culturable Waste

18

2.10

Current Fallow (C.F)

33

3.85

Net Sown (N.S)

164

19.13

Area Sown more than once (A.S.M.T.O)

190

22.17

Net Cultivated Area (C.F + N.S)

197

Net Cropped Area (N.S + A.S.M.T.O)

354

Source: Irrigation Department

 

2.1       CLIMATE

                                                                                                                                                      (In MM/ºC)

AVERAGE RAINFALL & TEMPERATURES

MONTHS

 

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Aver.

Mean

Rainfall

15

36

24

13

17

18

138

87

42

9

12

37.36

Max. Temp.

19

22

27

33

39

39

35

35

34

30

25

21

29.91

Min. Temp.

7

11

16

20

25

28

27

27

25

20

14

9

19.91

2.2  AGRICULTURE STATISTICS

Crop

Area(Ha)

Production (Tonnes)

Yield T/Ha

 

2007-08

2008-09

2007-08

2008-09

2007-08

2008-09

Wheat

148.1

161.5

425.1

464.8

2.870

2.878

Rice

123.4

130.3

223.3

245.7

1.809

1.885

Fodder

228600

228000

774500

884900

3.388

3.881

Fruits

1122.0

1080.0

8484.0

7134.0

7.56

6.60

Vegetables

708.0

689.0

7170.0

7072.0

10.13

10.26

 

 

 

MAJOR GRAINS, FRUITS &VEGETABLES

 

 

S.NO

CATEGORY

NAMES

A.

GRAINS

Wheat, Rice, Maize.

1

Oil seeds

Rape Seed, Mustard, Sesamum, Canola, Sunflower.

2.

Pulses

Moong, Mash, Moth.

3.

Fodder

Lucern, Jowar, Bajra, Maize.

B.

FRUITS

Mango, Citrus, Guava, Water Melon, Musk Melon.

C.

VEGETABLES

Tomato, Onion, Lady Finder, Tinda, Radish, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot, Potato, Pumpkin, Cauliflower, Brinjal,

D.

OTHER

Chillies, Coriander, Garlic

Source: Agriculture Statistics

 2.2.1    VEGETABLES

 

Vegetable

Area (Hectare)

Production (Tonnes)

07-08

08-09

07-08

08-09

Chilli

13.0

14.0

18.0

19.0

Coriander

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

Garlic

80.0

65.0

732.0

627.0

Ginger

0

0

0

0

Onion

445.0

457.0

4434

4639

Sugar beet

0

0

0

0

Tomato

31.0

28.0

420.0

406.0

Potato

136.0

122.0

1563.0

1378.0

Source: Agriculture Statistics

2.2.2    FRUITS

FRUITS

Area (Hectare)

Production (Tonnes)

07-08

08-09

07-08

08-09

Apple

0

0

0

0

Apricot

0

0

0

0

Banana

16

16

93

87

Citrus

306

287

2292

2015

Dates

0

0

0

0

Grapes

0

0

0

0

Guava

773

753

5912

4864

Mango

20

19

159

147

Plums

0

0

0

0

Pomegranate

4

3

25

19

Peach

3.0

2.0

13.0

11.0

Pear

0

0

0

0

Source: Agriculture Stati

2.3       IRRIGATIONS SCHEMS AND THEIR OUTPUTS (000 Ha)

Irrigation Scheme

Irrigated Area

Non Irrigated Area

Total area sown

09-10

09-10

354

Canal

04

1

Wells

06

 

Tube Wells

94

 

Canal wells

04

 

Canal tube wells

244

 

Total

353

1

Source: Irrigation Department    

2.4       LIVESTOCK (Numbers)

Livestock

2006

Census

Mules

2509

Horses

2635

Donkeys

33071

Camels

22

Bullocks

2807

Male buffalos

149

Female buffalos

22

Cows

32

Total

41247

         Source: Department of Agriculture & Livestock

2.5       ANIMAL SLAUGHTERED (hundred numbers)

Livestock

2009-10

Cattle / Cows

102

Sheep

175

Goat

674

Others

2

Buffalows

205

Total

1158

         Source: Department of Agriculture & LivestocK

2.6  VETERINARY INSTITUTION

Veterinary Institution

2009-10

Hospitals

8

Dispensaries

19

A.I. Centre

25

A.I. Centre stands for Artificial Insemination Centre

D.I.L. Unit Stands for Disease Investigation Laboratory Units

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