About Rajnandgaon District like Agriculture Scenario :-
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The Rajnandgaon District is situated at Mumbai-Hawarah National highway No.06. Rajnandgaon District formed on 26 January 1973 by separation from Durg District. Rajnandgaon is situated at a distance of 70 km away from the Raipur. Rajnandgaon is situated in south-eastern part of the Chhattisgarh state and lies at 19.57º N to 21.42º N latitude and from 80.23º to 81.31º E longitude with an altitude of 330.71 meter above the mean sea level. Kabirdham surrounds the Rajandgaon District in north, Kanker in south, Durg in east and Balaghat district of M.P. in west. The Rajnandgaon District is administratively divided in three sub-division along with 9 block in which 696-gram panchayat and 1680 villages.

Total geographical area and population of this district is 802.252 (000 ha.) and 12,83,224 respectively and itscategories under General 8,14,112, Schedule caste 1,27,424, Schedule tribe 3,41,688. The sex ratio in Rajnandgaon is 1000:1023 and total farm families are 222568. 70832 ha. area comes under irrigation out of 356323 ha. total geographical area. The total irrigated area is approx. 19.7% Canal is a major source ofirrigation.Major crops covers in the entire Rajnandgaon district with area wise viz. rice 229380 ha, Soybean 36870 ha, Arhar 22310 ha. Linseed 22259 ha, Maize 4680 ha, Wheat 18340 ha & Lathyrus 31150 ha, Gram 37250 ha, Sunflower 23423, Moong 5420 ha, Urd 2083 ha.

Tropical climate condition is found in district along with maximum temperature. 42-45º in summer and minimum 10-12º in winter season with annual rainfall 1274 m.m.Soil type in this district 70% soil is dorsa and Kanhar type and in total agriculture land 66% covered by low land and 34% under upland and cropping intensity of the District is 137% at present. As per operational land holding of the farmers 75% of the farmers comes under marginal and small categories.

Agriculture plays an important role in the district economy and more than 2.00 lakh farmer families engaged in Agriculture and allied activities. Out of total geographical area of 8.02 lakh hectare, net shown area accupies 3.84 lakh, which is nearly 48% of the total geographical area. Rice is the main kharif crop with 90% of the total Kharif area. Soybean, Maize, Arhar is other important crops in kharif whereas Gram, Wheat, Sunflower is important in Rabi season.On the other hand under horticultural crops Banana, Mango, Lime, Guava, Papaya, Custard-Apple in fruits  and Tomato, Brinjal, Chill, Bitterguard, Okra are important vegetable crops which shown by the farmers.In a view of animal production Cow, Buffalo, Goat, Sheep and Piggery Categories of cattle  in Rajnandgaon but remarkable poultry production is also in this district.Further, in fishery production, the average productivity of fish is 2650 kg/ha and appox. 8 prawn culture unit with 3179 Panchayati tank having 4950 ha and nearly 203 Irrigation tank having 7934.94 ha area where the fish production is obtained

Detail Rajnandgaon District like Geographical Area, Cultivation, Land, Resources, Opportunities, Irrigation, Populations Etc. :-
S.NO
Particular
Unit
Value
01
Geographical Area
Th.ha.
802252
02
Forest area
Th.ha.
98771
03
Net cropped area
Th.ha.
384665
04
Double cropped area
ha.
384665
05
Total Irrigated area
ha.
70195
06
Cropping Intensity
ha.
135 %
07
Area major Kharif crops
1. Rice
ha.
229660
2. Soybean
ha.
36870
3. Arhar
ha.
22310
4.Maize
ha.
4178
08
Area major Rabi crops
1. Wheat
ha.
18340
2.Gram
ha.
37250
3 Lathyrus
ha.
31150
4 Linseed
ha.
22259
5 Maize
ha.
946
09
Area of major summer crops
1. Moong
ha.
5420
2. Urd
ha.
2083
10
Area of cash crops
11
Area of Horticultural crops
1.Vegetable crops
ha.
7702
2.Fruit crops
ha.
1425
3.Other
ha.
44
12
Animal Husbandry
1.No of cows
No.
1312132
2.No of buffaloes
No.
137220
13
Water area for fish culture
ha.
12088
14
Variety wise area of rice
ha.
12088
15
Consumption of N:P:K
ha.
93
16
Seed replacement Ratio
1.Rice
%
3.88
2.Soybean
%
18.50
4. Wheat
%
3.32
5.Gram
%
1.93
17
Annual rainfall
MM
1274

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