Table-4

AGRO-CLIMATIC ZONES

Sl. No.

Region

Rainfall range in mm.

Elevation

Soil

Total geogra-phical area in hects.

Gross cropped area in hects.

Net crop-ped area in hects.

Total irrigated area in hects.

1.

North Eastern Transition (7 taluks) 829.5 to 919.00 800-900 in major areas

450-800 parts of 6 taluks

Shallow to medium black clay soils in major areas. Red lateritic soils in remaining areas.

871036

762082

627094

50814

2.

North Eastern Dry Zone (11 taluks) 633.22 to 806.6

300-450 in all taluks

Deep to very deep black clay soils in major areas. Shallow to medium black soils in minor pockets.

1762604

1488390

1250511

259845

3.

Northern Dry Zone (35 taluks) 464.5 to 785.7

450-800 in 26 taluks, in remaining talukas 800 to 900.

Black clay medium and deep in major areas, sand loams in remaining areas.

4783642

4040531

3484674

1137872

4.

Central Dry Zone (17 talukas) 455.5 to 717.4

800-900 in major areas, in remaining areas 450-800.

Red Sandy loams in major areas, shallow to deep black soil in remaining areas.

1943830

1293011

1127500

251270

5.

Eastern Dry Zone (24 taluks) 679.1 to 888.9

800-900 in major areas, in remaining areas 900-1500.

Red loamy soils in major areas, clay lateritic soils in remaining areas.

1808217

961898

893736

225665

6.

Southern Dry Zone (18 taluks) 670.6 to 888.6

800-900 in major areas, 450-800 in remaining areas.

Red sandy loams in major areas and in remaining areas, pockets of black soils.

1739430

954487

818947

322589

7.

Southern Transition Zone ( 14 taluks) 611.7 to 1053.9

800-900 in major areas partly 900-1500 and in 6 talukas 450-800.

Red sandy loams in major areas and in remaining areas, red loamy soils.

1218029

729034

612293

229262

8.

Northern Transi-tion (14 talukas) 618.4 to 1303.2

800-900 in major areas, 450-800 in remaining areas.

Shallow to medium black clay soils and red sandy loamy soils in equal proportion.

1194941

1114677

891957

154613

9.

Hilly Zone (22 talukas) 904.4 to 3695.1

800-900 in major areas in 4 talukas 900-1500 and in 6 talukas 450-800.

Red clay loamy soils in major areas.

2560727

672604

642424

135681

10.

Coastal Zone (13 talukas) 3010.9 to 4694.4

Less than 300 in major areas in remaining 450-800

Red lateritic and coastal alluvial.

1167380

336396

259776

113315

Total:

19049836

12353110

10608912

2880926

 

 

KARNATAKA STATE

AGRO CLIMATIC ZONE WISE TOTAL GEOGRAPHIC AREA, NET/GROSS CROPPED AREA AND NET/BROSS IRRIGATED AREA AND RESPECTIVE PERCENTAGES

Ref. Year 1996-97                                                                                  Unit :- Area in hectares

Zone Geo.Area N.C.A. G.C.A. N.I.A G.I.A % of  NIA to NCA % of GIA to GCA
North Eastern Train., Zone 871036 627094 762082 48318 50814 7.71 6.67
Percentage

4.57

5.91

6.17

2.08

1.76

 

 

North Eastern Dry Zone 1762640 1250511 1488390 194015 259845 15.51 17.46
Percentage 9.25 11.79 12.05 8.35 9.02    
Northern Dry Zone 4783642 3484674 4040531 914166 1139872 26.23 28.16
Percentage 25.11 32.85 32.71 39.33 39.50    
Central Dry Zone 1943830 1127500 1293011 179331 251270 15.91 19.43
Percentage 10.20 10.63 10.47 7.71 8.72    
Eastern Dry Zone 1808217 893736 961898 169135 225665 18.92 23.46
Percentage 9.49 8.42 7.79 7.28 7.83    
Southern Dry Zone 1739430 818947 954487 270137 322589 32.99 33.80
Percentage 9.13 7.72 7.73 11.62 11.20    
South Transitional Zone 1194941 891957 1114677 136465 154613 15.30 13.87
Percentage 6.39 5.77 5.90 7.76 7.96    
North Transitional Zone 1194941 891957 1114677 136465 154613 15.30 13.87
Percentage 6.27 8.41 9.02 5.87 5.37    
Hilly Zone 2560727 642424 672604 126608 135681 19.71 20.17
Percentage 13.44 6.06 5.44 5.45 4.71    
Coastal Zone 1167380 259776 336396 106067 113315 40.83 33.69
percentage 6.13 2.45 2.72 4.56 4.56 3.93  
GRAND TOTAL 19049836 1068912 12353110 2324528 2880926 21.91 23.32

 

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