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                                                       DISTRICT GANDERBAL

                   The newly created Ganderbal district came into existence in 2007 by deletion of areas of Ganderbal and Kangan from erstwhile Srinagar district. District Ganderbal id located on the north side world famous Srinagar city of Kashmir valley at an elevation of 1650 to 3000 meters above Mean Sea Level (MSL). The District extends from Ganderbal to Sonamarg (Gumri) and National Highway NH-1A passes through the centre of district connecting Leh and Kargil district of Ladakh region with other district of the state. It covers total area of 37901 hectare as per village papers. The dimension of the district is 80 and 30 square kilometers approximately

              Farming in Ganderbal is the main occupation as more than 80% of the working population is engaged with it, thus has made district Ganderbal as one of the important district of Jammu and Kashmir. The district Compromise of 4 administration blocks viz., Ganderbal Kangan, Lar and Wakura. However, it has been divided in 2 Sub-Divisions by Agriculture Production Department Viz., Ganderbal Sub-Division and Kangan Sub-Division. These Sub-Divisions have been further divided in 15 Agriculture Zones with 75 Circles. Each Circle Compromise 0f 3-5 villages headed by one Junior Agriculture Extension Officer (JAEO), while a Zone compromise of 6-8 Circles headed by one Agriculture Extension Officer (AEO) and the two Sub-Divisions are headed by two Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer’s viz., SDAO, Ganderbal and SDAO, Kangan. Besides it the service of Subject Matter Specialist is used by each SDAO available to them in launching Technical programmes.

            Cropping pattern followed in the district is as under:

Kharief

Rabi

Paddy

Oil Seed

Maize

Oats

Vegetable

Vegetable

 

Wheat

Total crop area in District Ganderbal

1. Area under Paddy

9100 hectares.

2. Area under Maize

4273 hectares.

3. Area under Wheat

50 hectares.

4. Area under Mallets

03 hectares.

5. Area under Pulses

600 hectares.

6. Area under Vegetables

1100 hectares.

7. Area under Fodder

3475.75  hectares.

8. Area under Oil Seed

4427.79 hectares.

9. Area under Other non food crop

115.46hectares.

Agriculture Infrastructure

 

Ganderbal

Kangan

Total

1. No. of Sub Division

01

01

02

2. No. of Agriculture Zones

04

11

15

3. No. of Agriculture Circles

29

46

75

4. No. of PP Stores

12

14

26

       

Allottement (2011-12)

i

Centrally Sponsored Schemes                       

Rs.131.29 lacs

ii

State Plan                                                    

Rs. 4.03 Lac

iii

District Plan  

Rs. 7.00 Lacs

iv

SCA to TSP

Rs. 6.00 Lacs