Land Holding Pattern in Rajasthan

Number of Land holding

The agricultural census collects Primary and Secondary data on structure of operational holdings by different size classes and social groups in the state. Operational Holding refers to all land which is used wholly or partly for agricultural production and is operated as one technical unit by one person alone or with others without regard to the title, legal form, size or location. Based on Size, there are five kinds of Land Holdings in Continue Reading

Rajasthan Horticulture Outlook

Rajasthan Horticulture Outlook

Agriculture and allied sector is the backbone of the State’s economy and contributes around 24% to the GSDP. Nearly 75% of the population on of the State resides in the rural areas and about 62% depends on agriculture and allied activities for their livelihood. Rajasthan is also a key state in terms of production of horticultural produce, particularly spices, medicinal and aromatic plants. The State contributes around 10% to India’s Continue Reading

Land Use pattern of Rajasthan

Land use pattern of Rajasthan

Land use pattern of an area affects vegetation, land quality, local weather and quality of life. It is very important to understand the land use pattern of any area and the dynamics of its shift overtime. This determines the ensuing per unit load on agriculture land, forest land, periphery areas to cities and factors responsible for land degradation. The land use pattern of a region determines the ecological balance in Continue Reading

Orange cultivation in Rajasthan

Orange cultivation in Rajasthan

Orange is one of the most grown fruits after banana and apple. Brazil leads the production of oranges with 24% share of the world,  followed by US and India. In India, the important commercial orange variety are mandarin (40%), sweet orange (23%) and acid lime (23%). Oranges are mostly grown in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Orissa, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh. Uses of Oranges: This fruit is rich Continue Reading

Rajasthan Government to develop Pearl Farming in State

Rajasthan Government is exploring ways to develop pearl farming in the state.  The government has made all preparations for the pilot project which will be launched in Jaipur and the agriculture department has decided to send a team of officials to Odisha for a week-long training programme on pearl farming for the purpose.   What is Pearl ? A pearl is a hard object produced by mollusks(a type of sea-animal Continue Reading