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Agricultural profile of Tehsil Chichawatni




  • 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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