Agriculture Profile


Agriculture is the principal occupation of the people of this district. The cultivation process adopted is primitive and at subsistence level which is popularly known as ‘JHUM’ or shifting cultivation is insufficient and provides food for approximately 6 to 7 months. Paddy, Maize and Millet are importance crops grown in this district. ‘RANGBANG’ is also commonly used as diet by puroik tribes which inhabits predominantly in Chayangtajo, Sawa and Khenewa circles.
                   To augment the food production, the Agriculture department and CD/IRD blocks at Seppa, Chayangtajo, Bameng and Pakke-Kessang started Agricultural schemes with introduction of permanent cultivation. The Agriculture department and CD blocks provides plough bullocks to the improved cultivators through various schemes, like subsides schemes, IRD Bank Loan schemes etc. improved seeds, fertilizers, improved tools implement and plant protection chemical, equipment to the cultivators on subsidy basis to increased crop yield. Irrigation is also providing to the field through channel.

Basic Data

1.

Agriculture Area brought under fertilizer

642 Hect

2.

Agriculture Area brought under plant protection

775 Hect

3.

Agriculture Farm

1 No.

 

Classification of Land


Sl.No

Type of Classification

Area(Hect)

1.

Total Geographical Area

4134 Sq km

2.

Barren & Uncultivated Land

200 Hect

3.

Cultivated Waste Land

2348 Hect

4.

Permanent Pasture Land

5200 Hect

5.

Current Fallow Land

8129 Hect

6.

Old Fallow Land

17400 Hect

7.

Net Area Sown

12102 Hect

 

Area under improved seeds/High Yielding varieties and production of various crops during 2001-02


Sl No.

Name of Crop

Area (Hect)

Production (M/Tone)

Yield rate (M/Tone/ Hect)

Area under high yielding variations seeds (Hect)

1.

Paddy

8200

9840

1.2

300

2.

Maize

1732

3115

1.8

50

3.

Millet

417

375

0.9

70

4.

Wheat

12

17

1.4

7

5.

Potato

74

340

4.6

118

6.

Ginger

42

170

4.0

12

7.

Pulses/Mong/B Gram

454

545

1.2

20

8.

Mustard

254

442

1.7

50

9.

Seasum

415

250

0.6

63

10.

Ground Nut

3

6

2.0

1

11.

Vegetables

408

877

2.15

 

12.

Green Chillies

50

76

1.5

15

13.

Sugar Cane

 

 

 

 

14.

Turmeric

 

 

 

 

15.

Garlic

 

 

 

 

16.

Jawar

 

 

 

 

17.

Fruits

597.5

2268.08

3.796

 

18.

Red Gram/Sweet Potato

 

 

 

 

19.

Soya beans/ Others

41

74

1.8

706

 

FISHERIES
The Fishery activities though started from 1965-66 under agriculture department, but gain its momentum from November 1980 when the Department was started functioning independently. At present the Fishery development activities of the district is headed by District Fishery Development Officer (Originally Superintendent of Fisheries ) with a very few subordinate staffs.
Different development activities through implementing schemes in East Kameng District during 2002-2003.

  1. Rural Aquaculture - Construction of new ponds: This is a beneficiaries oriented scheme. 25% assistant @ Rs. 3.0 Lakh/Ha is giving to the beneficiaries for construction of fish pond and 25% for the inputs @ Rs. 30,000/- per ha of water area. During 2002-03 0.5 Ha of area develop under this scheme, allotted 5 Nos. of selected beneficiaries of this district @ Rs. 0.10 Ha each against Rs. 45,000/- allotted and expenditure made accordingly.
  2. Supply of Fish Seed : Under this scheme fish seed on free of cost provided to the existing fish pond under category of Group A ,B and C are renovated by self help basis. During 2002-03 315 Nos. of fish farmers are distributed fish seed to their ponds.

Paddy cum-Fish Culture : Under this scheme fish farmers able to harvest double crops at a same time from a same plot of paddy fields. For this the farmers have nothing to invest etc. Because Govt. assistant to the farmer 50% for purchasing of fish seed and preparing paddy plots during the last financial years 10.0 Ha. of existing paddy plots Rs.10,000/- has been expenditure to execute the above scheme for the year 2002-2003.

Fish Production

1.

Govt. Fish Farm, Seppa

350 Kg.

2.

Govt. Fish Farm, Veo

68.78 Kg.

3.

Govt. Fish Farm, Pampoli

79.3 Kg.

4.

Govt. Fish Farm, Wessang

25.5 Kg.

5.

Govt. Fish Farm, Chayangtajo

10 Kg.

 

Scheme wise financial achievement under C.S.S. (Plan Scheme)

1.

A.M.D.P.

Rs. 25,000/-

Rs. 23,709/-

2.

N.P.D.P.

Rs. 89,500/-

Rs. 89,239/-

3.

O.P.P.

Rs. 1,47,500/-

Rs. 1,39,592/-