Dakshin Dinajpur

The total quantum of land is 1,75,620 hectares, out of which 58,716.41 hectares is irrigated.  The average irrigated area is 30% only compared to the average of 66% in West Bengal. Thus, the crops depend largely on the whims and fancies of nature, particularly during monsoon. This district is flood-prone, which occurs almost every year.  On the other hand, sometimes drought hits and the cultivators cry hoarse for water.

Soil fertility status of Dakshin Dinajpur

Name of Block

O.C.%

Range of Nutrients status & PH.

E.C.

AVP2 05

   AVP2 05

PH

Balurghat Sub-Div

 

Kumarganj

0.05-0.70

12-225

    40-600

5'4-7'5

0.01-1.4

Tapan

0.05-0.92

12-199

    54-542

5'3-6'7

0.02-6.8

Balurghat

0.05-0.65

12-125

    40-600

5'5-7'0

0.01-1.4

Hili

0.05-0.08

12-125

    40-500

5'5-7'0

0.01-1.4

Gangarampur Sub-Div

 

Kushmandi

0.02-0.58

 4-98

    36-206

4'0-6'2

0.05-0.26

Harirampur

0.17-0.39

 8-52

     8-78

4'9-6'3

0.02-0.12

Banshihari

-

-

-

-

-

Gangarampur

0.05-0.63

 2-126

     41-800

5'5-7'5

0.01-1.42

Soil Groups of Dakshin Dinajpur

Name of Block

Area available for cultivation

Predomina nt group

% of total  area

Other groups

% of total area

Kushmandi

24630

Old Alluvium

70

Alluvium

30

Harirampur

29510

-do-

75

-do-

25

Gangarampur

25240

-do-

80

-do-

20

Kumarganj

23350

-do-

80

-do-

20

Tapan

35290

Laterite

75

-do-

25

Balurghat

500100

Old Alluvium

75

-do-

25

Hili

7500

-do-

60

-do-

40

Total District

175620

 

Block-wise land situation of Dakshin Dinajpur

Name of Block


High Land


Med Land


Low Land


Total Land

Special Area

Drought

Flood Prone

Kushmandi

1000

11490

12140

24630

   

Harirampur & Banshihari

2050

15390

12070

29510

Gangarampur

2020

6970

16250

25240

1200

Kumarganj

1850

9620

11800

23350

  --

Tapan

25690

5510

4090

35290

800

Balurghat

2050

25770

2280

30100

  --

Hili

905

5510

1085

7500

  --

Total District

35565

80260

59765

175620

2000

Block-Wise soil types of Dakshin Dinajpur

Name of Block

Cultivable Sandy

Area in hect Sandy loam

With different loam

Soil clay  loam

Clay

Kushmandi

-

540

2060

14190

7840

Harirampur & Banshihari

-

550

550

22590

5820

Gangarampur

1570

3040

3040

3040

14550

Kumarganj

1270

3870

3860

3860

10490

Tapan

21940

4950

1100

4300

3000

Balurghat

1610

4440

18250

5280

520

Hili

380

4285

1060

1075

700

Total District

26770

21675

29920

54335

42920

Ownership distribution of land holdings in Dakshin Dinajpur

Total No of holdings

Upto 1.0 hectare

1.0 to 2.0 hectare

Above 2.0 hectare

 2,37,971

1,94,237

 38,551

 5,188

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