State has about 28% land under agriculture and has potential for about
2% additional lands for putting under agricultural use The areas to
be benefited include Khowai, Padmabil, Mandai, Jampuijala, Boxanagar,
Pecharthal, Damchhera, Dasda, Kadamtala, Manu, Chhamanu, Dumburnagar,
Amarpur. Karbuk, Killa, Kakraban, Bagafa, Rupaichhara and Satchand.
is mainly practiced in flood plains and due to lack of flood control
measures, flooding poses a major constraint.Construction of embankment,
improvement of existing embankment, anti erosion works to be taken up.
irrigation schemes for surface water irrigation like L.I. schemes, Diversion
schemes, small pump, seasonal bund, check dams to be made effective
for assured irrigation.
and crop combination of agricultural crops by multiple cropping and
increasing cropping intensity. However, while deciding crops and cropping
panern/intensity, suitability to local physical and environmental conditions
must be ensured.
friendly practices such as organic farming, use of bio-fertilisers and
bio-pesticides should be encouraged.
is a need for rehabilitation of Jhumias and bringing them back to main
stay of life. In the already existing jhuming areas, more stable agriculture/horticulture
practices should be introduced. The jhumias are to be imparted training
for commercial forestry and horticulture and other cash crops.
measures, as suggested in Xth Five Year Plan of State Government, should
include distribution of quality seed, production of quality seed, popularisation
of manures and fertilisers, plant protection, agricultural extension
and farmers training.