Tehsil Chichawatni is one of the tehsils of District Sahiwal which is situated at renowned Grand Trunk (G.T) Road approximately 230 KM from Lahore to Multan and is surrounded by Tehsil Sahiwal from east, Mian channu from west , Arif wala and Burewala Tehsils from south and  Tehsil Kamalia and river  Ravi  from North. There are two prominent folk etymologies for the name chichawatni.

 

Agricultural profile of Tehsil Chichawatni

By

Mian Hafeez Ullah & Irfan Shad

Tehsil Chichawatni is one of the tehsils of District Sahiwal which is situated at renowned Grand Trunk (G.T) Road approximately 230 KM from Lahore to Multan and is surrounded by Tehsil Sahiwal from east, Mian channu from west , Arif wala and Burewala Tehsils from south and  Tehsil Kamalia and river  Ravi  from North. There are two prominent folk etymologies for the name chichawatni. The first asserts that the 7th century Raja Dahir named the town chichawatni meaning city of “Chach” for in further Maharaja chack of alor after passing by it during a hunt.

According to 2nd etymology the name is derived from a Hindu family who lived in the area in antiquity with father of family being named Chicha and the mother Watni. The major crops sown on vast area are Cotton, wheat , Rice , Maize , Sugar cane and potato but oil seed , pulses and vegetables are also sown on small area. Tehsil Chichawatni is imparting a major role in crop production and economy of the country.

Major source of income of population is related to agriculture, livestock and poultry. The major source of irrigation is canal , however, underground water is also used to supplement the requirement. Mostly cropping intensity is more than 200%.

Generally Jat, Arain, Gujjar, rajput, Kathia and Awan are major casts in Chichawatni. Literacy rate is some what good than surrounding Tehsils and number of big dignities belong to this city.

Last but not least Chichawatni is famous throughout the country due to Buffallow breeds.

  1. AREA STSTISTICS

Sr. No.

Kind

Acres

1

Total Reported

386168

2

Cultivated area

326892

3

Un cultivated

59276

4

Forest

11536

  1. AREA UNDER ORCHARD

Sr. No.

Fruit

Acres

1

Citrus

8996

2

Mango

1109

3

Guava

934

  1. COMMAND/ UNCOMMAND AREA

1

Command area

326335

2

Un command Area

557

  1. CROP SITUATION YEAR 2010-11

Sr. No.

Crop

Target

Achievement

1

Wheat

200238

186010

2

Cotton

133955

148694

3

Sugar cane

6921

8504

4

Maize

28514

12798

5

Rice

10250

16825

5 . AGRICULTURE MACHINARY

Sr. No.

Machinary

Total samples drawn

1

Tractor

6694

2

Tube well

6678

3

Seed grader

14

4

Kharif drill

2331

5

Rabi Drill

347

6

Hand Sprayer

6094

7

Boom Sprayer

1070

9

Combine harvester

3

10

Thresher

2302

6 . NO OF HOTSPOTS

Sr. No.

Pests

Total No.

1

Heliothus

393

2

SBW

2

3

A.W

5

4

P.B.W

5

Thrips

80

6

White fly

1404

7

Jassid

45

9

Mites

56

10

Mealy bug

19

7 . COTTON PEST SCOUTING AREA & FARMERS

Sr. No.

No of Acres

No. of farmers

1

135369

20931

8 . CANAL SYSTEM IN TEHSIL

Canal — LBDC

Distributaries—9-L, 11L, 12L, 13 AL, 14 L, WM and 7-R

9 . SUMMARY OF ACTIVITY AREA

No. of Merkiz

No. of Villages

No. of  U.C

No. of HUB

No. of Market Committees

4

241

34

186

3

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