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					MIZORAM
                                                                                                                             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
                                                  $
                                              VAIRENGT E
                                                   $
                                               CHITE
                                                                                                                             Agril Labour                  :    27,494 Nos
                                                                                                                             No of Cultivators             :    2,45,161Nos
                                                       $
                                                   SAIPHAI
                                           $
                                       CHHIMLUAN G
                                           $
                                       BILKHAWTHLIR
                                     $
                                  BUHC HAN GPHAI
                                             $
                                          CHEMPHAI
                                   $
                               THINGLIAN


                                              $
                                          BUILUM
     $
  KANHMUN                                             $
                                                   N HLIMEN            $
                                                                    SAKAW RDAI
                                         $
                                     KOLASIB




                                                                                                                             Cropping Intensity            :    125%
                            $
                        BAIRABI           $
                                      THINGDAW L
      $
   ZAWLNUAM                   $
                           MEIDUM

                  $
              SAIKHAWTHLIR
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         ZAMU ANG                 $
                               BUALPUI
                  $
              CHUHVEL HORT OKI                                  RAT $
                                                                    U
                           $              $
                                       BUKPUI
                                        $
                                     KAWNPUI
                                                                    $
                                                                 DARLAWN




                                                                                                                             Potential WRC Area Available:      50,476Ha
                                                                                   $
                                                                                SUANGPU ILAWN
                      $
                   MAMIT
          $
      TUIDAM
                                                                                                  $
                                                                                               NGOPA
                $
             DARLAK               $
                               LENG PUI                       $
                                                           KHAWRUH LIAN

         $
      BUNGHMUN                          $                                                         $
                                                                                               LAMZAWL
                                    SAIRANG                                                                        $
                                                                                                                KHUANGPHAH
        $
     SERHMUN




                                                                                                                             Area under Rice                :   34,965 Ha
                         $
                      WEST PHAILENG          $
                                        AIZ AWL
    $
TUIPUIBARI
                                 $                                                     $
                                                                                   SAITUAL        $              $
                                                                                                              HNAH LAN
                             REIEK                                                            AIDUZ AWL
                                                             $
                                                         THING SULT HLIAH                                          $
                                                                                                               LAILIPHAI

                                                                                      $
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                                                          TLUNGVEL
                                            $
                                        AIBAWK              $
                                          $
                                       SATEEK
                                                                                                 $
                                                                                              KHAWZ AWL
                                                           BAKTAWNG




                                                                                                                             Fertilizers consumption       :    70.031kg/Ha
                                                            $
                $
             PHUD UNGSEI                                                                                     $
                                                                                                          CHAMPHAI



          $
      SILSURI
                                                  $
                                              SAILSUK                                    $
                                                                                      KHAWHAI

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             PUKZIN G
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                                                                                                                             Pesticides consumption        :    0.07 Kg/Ha ( a.i )
            $
         MARPARA                                                                                 BUNGZUN G
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                                                                                                                             Principal Crops               :    Rice, Maize, Rice bean
                                   $                                           $




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                                                                                      PARVA                         $
Sl No.   Name of Crop                    2008-09 (Actual)                             2009-10 (Target)
                                Area'000 ha.          Prod'000 MT            Area'000 ha.     Prod'000 MT
   1     CEREALS
         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
   2     PULSES
         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
   3     OILSEEDS
         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
Sl
No.      Name of Crop        2008-09 (Actual)            2009-10 (Target)
                                      Prod'000
                         Area'000 ha. MT         Area'000 ha.    Prod'000 MT
 II.   RABI
 1     CEREALS
       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
 2     PULSES
       1) Other Pulses      1.17         1.70         2.00             5.60
 3     OILSEEDS
       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,
Hyderabad.

      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
December 2009.


  • 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
    of 2005-06.

•   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



    AGRISNET



•      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
      Champhai)

•     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.
        VI. Fertilizers

•   Due to hilly terrain, cultivation area is limited and consumption of fertilizers
    is 70.031Kg/Ha.

•   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
    established.
           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
    SPTL equiptments.

•   Plant Quarantine station for Border Trade established at Zokhawthar.

•   Rodent Control measures are continued to cover Oil Palm Plantation
    areas
        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
YEAR
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
                                    Covered (Ha)

    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
   No
    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
State.

 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
ACHIEVEMENTS:-

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
          District
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
                  Classification
  Mizoram         No drought       0
                  Low              3                 Lunglei, Serchhip,
                                                     Aizawl
                  Moderate         2                 Kolasib, Mamit

                  Severe           3                 Champhai, Lawngtlai, Saiha

				
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