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Agriculture of Bargarh District

Bargarh district comprises of two Sub–Divisions, four Agricultural Districts, 12 Tahasils &12 Blocks. The district is coming under Agro–Climatic zone- Western Central Table Land and divided into five Agro Ecological Situation (AES). The District experiences extreme type of climate with hot & dry summer followed by humid monsoon and severe cold. The temperature varies between 100C to 480C. The district receives rainfall from South–West monsoon. The average annual rainfall in the district is 1367mm. But the rainfall is not well distributed. The erratic distribution of rainfall very often hampers the Kharif crop production particularly in Padmapur Sub–division & Bhatli, Ambabhona Blocks of Bargarh Sub–division.

Objective

Bargarh Agriculture department has made a spectacular progress over the last few decades and significant increase in production and productivity has seen achieved. The same has been limited to crops like paddy, sugarcane, groundnut & vegetable. Now the extension system in the district is aiming on market oriented extension with low cost technology. Major importance is given to increase the production and productivity of non–paddy crops like pulses, oil seeds, maize & cottons. “e–Pest surveillance” system was introduced on the near past to reduce the disease pest occurrence in the field as well as timely control measure reducing the cost of production.

Organisational Structure

  • Deputy Director of Agriculture (DDA) – One
  • District Agriculture Officer (DAO) – Four
  • Subject Matter Specialist (SMS) – Eight
  • Assistance Agriculture Officer (AAO) Including Farms & Offices – Twenty Nine
  • Sugarcane Development Officers (SCDO) – One
  • Upgraded VAW Circle (A.O) – Fifty
  • Village Agriculture Worker (VAW) – One Hundred Ninety Two
  • Ministerial Staffs with Others (Group– C & D) – Fifty Eight

Agricultural Scenario of the District

  • Geographical Area – 5,83,200
  • Forest Area – 71,302
  • Misc. Tree crops groves – 4,570
  • Permanent pasture & Grazing land– 20,163
  • Cultivated waste land– 15,392
  • Land put to non –agril. Area – 24,197
  • Barren & uncultivable Waste land– 20,300
  • Other fallow– 6,105
  • Cultivated area– 3,48,747
    • High Land– 1,83,318 (53%)
    • Medium Land – 89,395 (26%)
    • Low Land– 76,034 (21%)
  • Paddy area – 1,99,750
    • High Land– 37,496 (19%)
    • Medium Land – 86,220 (43%))
    • Low Land– 76,034 (38%)
  • Irrigated Area
    • Irrigated Area (in Kharif)– 1,53,920 (44%)
    • Irrigated Area (in Rabi)– 95,640 (27%)
  • Non–Irrigated Area– 2,03,233 (58%)
  • Farm Families (in nos.)–1,94,827
    • Small Farmers– 73,819 (36%)
    • Marginal Farmers– 76,639 (38%)
    • Big farmers – 53,092 (26%)
  • Agricultural Labourers (in nos.)– 2,47,022

Address of Head of the Office

Deputy Director of Agriculture,Bargarh
At./P.O./Dist. Bargarh,
PIN– 768028,Odisha,India
Tel. 06646–230454s
Email ddabargarh[dot]dag[at]nic[dot]in