Sangrur district tops the state in rice yield per hectare and the total production during the Kharif 2013-14 season. This was revealed by the statistician of the Punjab Agriculture Department. The findings were sent to the Chief Agriculture Officer, Sangrur, last week.
Data states that Sangrur district has topped the state in per hectare rice yield with 47.24 quintals and it has topped the state in rice production with 12,90,000 tonnes. Barnala district is at the second position in rice yield per hectare at 46.77 quintals while Ludhiana district bagged the second position in the total rice production at 11,37,000 tonnes.
Sangrur district has contributed 11.5 per cent in the rice production of the state during the Kharif 2013-14 season as the total production of rice has been recorded as 1,12,67,000 tonnes during this period. The paddy was produced on 2.73 lakh hectares in the district.
The rice yield per hectare and production in Sangrur district was calculated on the basis of 188 “crop cutting experiments” of paddy, collected from 94 villages of nine blocks of the district. Crop cutting experiments are conducted in order to obtain fair, precise and accurate estimate of yield of crops. These experiments are conducted through the stratified random sampling technique.
During Kharif 2012-13 too, Sangrur district had topped the state in rice yield (per hectare) with 47.05 quintals and also in the total production of rice at 12,99,000 tonnes. Chief Agriculture Officer, Sangrur, Dr Rajinder Singh Sohi said it was a matter of pride for the district for the second consecutive year. He said efforts would be maintained to remain at the top.
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