Area : 21,087 Sqkm
Population : 8.88,573 (2001 census)
Population density : 42 person/Sq Km
No of Administrative District : 8 Nos
No of Jhumia families : 94,633Nos
Agril Labour : 27,494 Nos
No of Cultivators : 2,45,161Nos
BUHC HAN GPHAI
N HLIMEN $
Cropping Intensity : 125%
ZAMU ANG $
CHUHVEL HORT OKI RAT $
Potential WRC Area Available: 50,476Ha
LENG PUI $
BUNGHMUN $ $
Area under Rice : 34,965 Ha
WEST PHAILENG $
SAITUAL $ $
REIEK AIDUZ AWL
THING SULT HLIAH $
Fertilizers consumption : 70.031kg/Ha
PHUD UNGSEI $
Pesticides consumption : 0.07 Kg/Ha ( a.i )
MARPARA BUNGZUN G
NORT H VANLAIPHAI
LU NGSEN $
Principal Crops : Rice, Maize, Rice bean
Soybean , Sesamum
CHAW NGT E
AGROCLIMATIC ZONE $
BUHC HAN GPHAI
& ISOHYTALS MAP
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Sl No. Name of Crop 2008-09 (Actual) 2009-10 (Target)
Area'000 ha. Prod'000 MT Area'000 ha. Prod'000 MT
1) Rice 51.86 68.64 46.9 62.38
2) Maize 9.17 8.90 10.00 9.70
Total Cereals 61.03 77.54 56.90 72.08
1) Arhar 0.20 0.15 0.20 0.18
2) Rice Bean 0.67 0.59 1.00 0.90
3) Other Pulses 1.69 1.06 2.00 1.50
1) Sesumm 1.74 1.12 1.70 1.5
2) Soyabean 1.00 1.06 1.00 2.00
4 Com. Crops
1) Sugarcane 1.34 13.7 1.50 15.00
2) Cotton (Bale) 0.20 0.54 0.25 0.63
•A shortfall of production of foodgrains is due to the drought condition
No. Name of Crop 2008-09 (Actual) 2009-10 (Target)
Area'000 ha. MT Area'000 ha. Prod'000 MT
1) Rice 0.13 0.28 0.80 1.60
2) Maize 0.38 0.41 0.45 0.5
Total Cereals 0.51 0.69 1.25 2.1
1) Other Pulses 1.17 1.70 2.00 5.60
1) Rape &
Mustard 0.53 0.33 0.75 0.52
2)Sesummum NIL NIL NIL NIL
Grand Total 2.21 2.72 4.00 8.22
• Mizoram where the stable food is rice is being excluded, and Government may
reconsider inclusion of atleast two districts of the major rice growing in Mizoram
such as Kolasib and Serchhip under NFSM – Rice.
• Pulses cultivation in winter is encouraging for providing not only additional income
but also provide food security to small and marginal farmers. Moreover, Mizoram
is excluded on pulses programme of ISOPOM, at least two districts of the pulses
growing viz Champhai and Mamit may be included under NFSM-Pulses.
Percentage share of agriculture & allied sector in a State Plan since 2003-
04 to 2009-2010.
A percentage share of expenditure by agri. & allied sector in a State Plan
was 10.13 % in 2003-04, 10.99 % in 2004-05, 10.61 % in 2005-06, 10.01 % in
2006-07, 9.18 % in 2007-08 (revised), 7.84 % sectoral allocation during 2008-
09.and 12.63% in 2009-2010
A State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) was constituted on the
5th December, 2007 under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary.
District Agriculture Plan (DAP).
ATMA Districts were identified as a District Level Agency to formulate
the District Agriculture Plan (DAP) vide No.23015/1/2007-AGR, Dt 21.2.08. All
District Agril Officers had attended training programme on District
Agricultural Planning under RKVY at National Institute of Rural Development,
Rs. 80.00 lacs released from the GOI for preparation of C-DAP
(Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan). The same have been released to the
all the eight districts @ Rs.10.00 lacs . It is expected to complete the C-DAP by
• Notional allocation of 4.15 crores have been made under RKVY during 2009-2010
• Baseline percentage average = 8.857 of the total state plan outlay
• Identified Nodal Officer (ATMA) : Director of Agriculture
• Identified ATMA District 8 Nos (viz. Aizawl , Kolasib, Lunglei
Champhai, Mamit, Saiha, Lawngtlai & Serchhip.)
• Formation of Committee i. Inter Department Working Group
and Notification ii. ATMA Governing Body
iii. ATMA Management Committee.
• Mizoram Agricultural Management and Extension Training Society.(SAMETI)
have been registered under Society Act on 6.12.2005 bearing No.SR/MZ-113
• Approved allocation for 2008-09 as per State Extension Work Plan Rs.224.84 lacs and
sanction amount is Rs.192.56 lacs.
• Farmer- to- farmer extension support within the village is promoted.
• Excellence among farmers would be recognized through farmers award at block,
districts and state levels.
Promoting/Strengthening Agricultural Information System
• Rs. 127.00 lacs have been sanctioned for four ATMA districts
System Software, Hardware and Networking
being implemented for four ATMA districts. viz. Aizawl , Kolasib, Lunglei
• Application Software development in progress by NIC Mizoram.
• Proposal for covering the other four ATMA districts Mamit, Saiha, Lawngtlai
& Serchhip submitted to Government of India
• Seed Replacement Rate 2008-09 2009 - 2010
1. Paddy 20.00% 28.00%
2. Maize 41.00% 42.50%
3. Mustard 33.00% 53.00%
• Availability during Rabi 2009- 10
1 Paddy 200 Qtls (certified)
2 Maize 320 Qtls
3 Mustard(M-27) 80 Qtls
4 Field Pea 200 Qtls
5 Moong 130 Qtls
6 Soybean 200 Qtls
7 Groundnut 100 Qtls
• Treatments – The State department tries its level best to grow only treated
seeds as desired by GOI ie 100% seed treatment. As such treated seeds have
been procured from NSC etc and trainers’ training and at farmers’ level have been
conducted and chemicals have also been procured for seed treatment .
• There are three seed testing laboratories in Mizoram for quality control of seeds.
• Due to hilly terrain, cultivation area is limited and consumption of fertilizers
• Availability during Kharif season , 2009-10 (MT)
Urea – 595
DAP – 220
MOP – 150
• Acid soil amelioration
Slaked lime, etc : 4432 MT
• The persistent problem faced in Mizoram are timely availability of fertilizers and
claiming transportation cost from manufacturing company. It is requested that
the Govt. of India may ensure necessary measures to solve these problem.
• Strengthening of STL for Micro nutrients testing facility is proposed under NPMSF
( National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility)
• Bio-Fertilizers production unit with 50 Ton per annum capacity have been
National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility
This project was launched during 2008-09 with the following component .
• Strengthening of Soil testing services.
• Strengthening of fertilizers testing services.
• Financial assistance for use of organic manure
• Financial assistance for lime for reclamation of acidic soils.
• Financial assistance for use of micro-nutrients etc.
• Capacity building through training of STL staff/extension officers etc.
• Creation of Data bank for site specific balanced use of fertilizers.
• Adoption of village by STL staff through Front Line Field Demonstrations.
• Preparation of Digital District Soil Maps and Global Monitoring System based
on soil fertility monitoring.
• Rs.120 lakhs allocated during 2009-10 for setting up of 3 (three) Mobile Soil Testing
Lab and 1 (one)Static Soil Testing Lab out of which Rs. 60 lakh was released and
procurement is under process.
• Rs.146.80 lakh was sanctioned during 2009-10 for different components under NPMSF
• The state pesticides consumption in term of a.i(active ingradient) is 0.07 Kg/Ha.
• Construction of SPTL’s (Static Pest Testing Lab) building is completed with an
expenditure of Rs.30.00 lakhs.
• Proposal amounting to Rs.25.00 lakhs sent to GOI for purchase of
• Plant Quarantine station for Border Trade established at Zokhawthar.
• Rodent Control measures are continued to cover Oil Palm Plantation
A. Oil Palm Cultivation in Mizoram
• In order to decrease the area under jhum cultivation, major thrust is given on
Oil Palm cultivation under ISOPOM where the net revenue returns per hectares
tends to be higher
• A high Level Working Group constituted by government of India under the
Chairmanship of Dr. K.L. Chadha have identified 61,000 Ha. (approx) potential
area for Oil Palm cultivation in Mizoram.
• At present, four Districts are selected for cultivation of Oil Palm covering
72 villages with 5060 no of beneficiaries covering 4929 Ha. and 7,34,657
seedlings were distributed upto 2008-09.
Allocation of funds
CENTRAL STATE TOTAL
2004-05 107.00 - 107.00
2005-06 90.00 87.39 177.39
2006-07 102.87 45.00 147.87
2007-08 300.00 150.00 450.00
2008-09 390.00 119.0325 509.0325
District Allocated to Private Compaanies
Sl.No Name of Companies District
1 Godrej Agrovet Ltd Kolasib, Mamit
2 Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd Lunglei, Lawngtlai
3. Food Fats & Fertilizer Serchhip
Projected Year Wise Phasing of Oil Palm cultivation during XIth Plan in Mizoram
Year Proposed Area to be
2007-08 3500 Ha. 19,566 Ha during 11th Plan
2008-09 2600 Ha.
2009-10 4466 Ha.
2010-11 2500 Ha.
2011-12 6500 Ha.
MoUs have been signed for promotion, development and buy back with the following firms/ Companies
Sl. Name of companies Area of operation
1 Ruchi Soya Industries Lunglei District
2 Foods Fats & Fertilisers Ltd. Aizawl, Serchhip & Saiha
3 Godrej Agrovet Ltd. Kolasib & Mamit Districts
Use of quality seeds and adoption of System of Rice Intensification are the promising
and one of the best practices for raising production and productivity of crops in the
Demonstrations conducted with an allocation of Rs.10.00 lakhs during 2008-09.
Total of 500 Acres @ Rs. 2000/acre were covered which is found to be very promising
and the technology is being planned to be transferred to the field during the next
cropping Season. We have covered all the 8 (eight) districts with field demonstrations.
C. ORGANIC FARMING IN MIZORAM
1. State level Committee on Organic Farming was formed during June 2007.
2. Organic Cell was formed at Directorate of Agriculture during Nov. 2006.
3. All the Departmental Farms have been converted into model Organic Farms.
4. Field demonstrations
5. Certifying Agency : SGS India Ltd. (Certifying Agency), Gurgoan, Haryana have been
engaged for Certification.
6. The Dept. participated in India Organic 2006 organised by ICCOA at Bangalore
during November, 2006.
7. Farmers Training cum Method Demonstration on BD/EM Composting were conducted
8. SERVICE PROVIDERS : Seven (7) nos. of Service Providers are being engaged to look after
Internal Control System (ICS) of various Organic Farmers Groups.
9. VERMICULTURE :The Department have established 25 Nos. of Vermiculture Hatcheries
10. ORGANIC MARKET DEVELOPMENT : To motivate and encourage the organic farmers,
and also to arouse awareness, Market Outlet have been established.
11. FRUITS/VEGETABLES WASTES COMPOST UNITS : For Composting of Fruits and
Vegetables Wastes, Composting Units have been established
12. INCENTIVE PURCHASE OF ORGANIC MANURES/VERMI-COMPOST FROM THE ASSISTED
ORGANIC FARMERS : The Department had set up 25 Vermi-culture Hatcheries and extended
assistance to 400 Nos. farmers for setting up of small Vermi-culture units. Incentive purchase
of Vermicompost was introduced during 2008 - 09 where 200 MT of vermicompost was
purchased from the farmers @ Rs.12/kg. The scheme is to be continued during the current
year to create interest and additional income for the farmers.
District wise average rainfall in Mizoram during last five years and 2009.
(From June – July)
Sl. Average Rainfall of last Rainfall in 2009 upto Less % from normal
No. five years (in mm) 24th July (in mm)
1. Aizawl 1680.4 951.1 43.4
2. Champhai 1132.5 802.1 29.14
3. Kolasib 1398.1 1078.2 22.8
4. Lawngtlai 1337.5 944.8 29.3
5. Lunglei 1353.5 759.6 43.8
6. Mamit 1772.3 1052.3 40.6
7. Saiha 1628 1151 29.3
8. Serchhip 1276.5 675.2 47.1
Average Mizoram 1447.3 926.7 35.9
Out of 12018 Ha targetted area, sown area is 10,112 Ha and unsown area is 1906 Ha
which is due to drought
The North East Space Application Centre (NE-SAC) at Umiam, Shillong
( a joint venture with ISRO and NEC ) has brought out a useful
study on the drought situation in all districts of 8 states in North Eastern Region
based on actual rainfall during sowing of paddy. The minimum needed rainfall
during paddy-sowing season is taken as 55mm per week in the 4 consecutive
weeks of the season ( based on paddy water requirement )
Drought situation in Mizoram (As prepared by NE-SAC )
State Drought No of Districts Name of District affected
Mizoram No drought 0
Low 3 Lunglei, Serchhip,
Moderate 2 Kolasib, Mamit
Severe 3 Champhai, Lawngtlai, Saiha