Divisional Joint Director of
Agriculture - Information of Staff Transfer-2012
Area under Cultivation
Geographical Area – 1563000 Hectors
Cultivable Area – 864000 Hectors
Average Kharip Crop Area – 663200 Hectors
Average Rabbi Crop Area – 136500 Hectors
Actual Sown Area – 658763 Hectors (99 %)
Forest Land - 340000 Hectors (21.75 %)
Uncultivable Area – 23000 Hectors (1.48 %)
Annual average rainfall – 1056.5 M.M.
June – October 2004 average rainfall – 1304.8 M.M.
Supply of Fertilizers and Pesticides :
Since sufficient fertilizers and pesticides are available in
open market, the same is not monitored by the agriculture Department.
Farmers purchase fertilizers and Pesticides through PACs and
private dealers. Liquid fertilizers required for horticultural
crops are also available in the District. The Agriculture Department
of the State Govt. has successfully experimented using Urea
Briquettes for Paddy in tribal area. The Urea Briquettes release
the Nitrogen slowly giving best result. It has been noticed
that the paddy yield increases by 50 to 75 percent with use
of Urea Briquettes.
The Companies manufacturing pesticides and fertilizers have
very good net work of their dealers and sales personnel in the
District. The MAIDC has it’s Regional Office in Nashik.
They play major role in distribution of fertilizers, pesticides
and animal feed.
The subject matter specialist of Agriculture Department arranges
Farm Demonstration plot of the different crops in different
plots of Districts . Farmers ‘ visits to such farms are
aarnged by them to take to take technology from laboratory to
the farm. Educational tours of farmers are also arranged to
visit Agriculture College and Research Institutes. Yashvantrao
Chavan Open University also carry out farm experiments through
Krishi Vikas Kendra (KVK) for latest technology and disseminate
the knowledge to the farmers under ICAR project.
Apart from above efforts from the Government , Companies dealing
with fertilizers and pesticides arrange farm demonstrations
as a part of promotional activities.
The Horticulture Department now since merged in Agriculture
Department due to the concept of Single Window, the nurseries
at various places in the District is managed by the Agriculture
Department. These nurseries raise saplings and supply to the
farmers under Horticulture Development scheme. The Department
have nurseries at Chadwad(Mango, Pomegranate), Pimpalgaon Baswant
(Guava), Sakora (Chiku), Dindori, Yeola, Nilgavan and Ravalgoan.
All these nurseries have supplied saplings during 2000-2001
more than the targets and they have sufficient arrangements
The State Agriculture Department makes arrangement for issuance
of Certificate to the exporters about chemical residues in the
grape fruits. During 2000 grape season the Department has issued
certificates for export of 321 containers (4650 MT.). The certificates
are issued after examination of laboratory reports. No container
has been rejected by the importing country.
Due to various disease infections to crop, number of farmers
uses the pesticides and other chemical pestisides. For this
purpose, Agriculture Officers in district implements various
schemes to provide the subsidy for purchasing the pesticides
and other chemicals. Also for protection to Orange crops due
to Kolshi disease, Deputy Director, Horticulture implements
Facility of Storage for Agricultural Products and Controlled
In Nashik district, Various Tahasils have the Agriculture Products
Market Centers (APMC) which provides the facility to the farmers
for Marketing and storage of their products with proper values.
In district, there are Godowns of Maharashtra State Godown Corporation.
Land development work is carried out through regional Soil Conservation
officers in district by blocking the water, keeping the level
at hilly area etc. In spite of that, Revenue department provides
the economic support for land development to land acquired peoples
who got extra land. Also for land development purpose, economical
support provided to selected Schedule Casts peoples under Special
Group Scheme by District Agriculture Development Officer. Land-Development
Bank, Nationalize Banks provides loan to the less land holder
farmers for well development and for increase the facilities
Other Development Program
Follows are various programs implementing under District Annual
Planning for agriculture development purpose: 1) To decrease
the loan loading, 33 % of average subsidy is providing on the
bank loan. Government have stared the Krishi Pandhari Yojana
for un-irrigated land development purpose, . From each Tahasils,
further finalizes the villages which have major un-irrigated
land and gives the benefits of these schemes to the farmers
of that villages.2) Under the Integrated Village development
Scheme, provides support to sanction the loan from Nationalized
and other banks to construct or reconstruct the well or buy
the electric water pump or bullock cart or bulls and on that
loan at least 25 to 33 percent rebate is provided by the District
Rural Development Agency. 3) Provides the rebate on increased
prizes on chemical fertilizers for the small land holders. 4)
Provides the financial support for pesticides. 5) Traditional
oil seeds development program.
Following few Schemes are sponsored by Central as well as State
Government through Panchayat Samities under the jurisdiction
of Zilla Parishad.
Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Sugarcane Development
Crop Protection Pesticides on 25% subsidy
Gypsum Rs. 800% per Metric Ton
National Oil Seed and Pulses Development Program.
Crop protection equipments on 50 % subsidy.
Sprinkler sets on 50% subsidy to reserve category.
Gypsum available on subsidy Rs.500/- per Metric Ton.
Farm implements on 50% subsidy to Rs.1500/- per implementation.
P.S.B. packets are available on 50% subsidy.
Integrated Cereals Development Program.
Seed Manikins – Seed Manikins of improved varieties are
provided with 30% subsidy.
30% to 50% subsidy on Improved Automatic as well as manual Agricultural
Automatic or manual implements and crop protection equipments
on 50% subsidy.
Utilization of Gypsum 400 KG per Hector for Rs. 500/-
Sprinkler sets on 50% subsidy to S.C., S.T., Women and 25% subsidy
for other farmers.
Integrated Cotton Development Program.
Improved Seeds i.e. Mahabij, NSC etc. on 50% subsidy per Quintal.
Crop Protection Equipments on 50% subsidy
Sprinkler set for all categories on 25% subsidy