Nivedita A. Lall
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Dr. (Mrs.) Nivedita A. Lall
Head, Department of Geography, Govt. Digvijay College Rajnangaon
Volume - 2,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2011
Agriculture is the foothold of economic development. After independence, the tendency towards Industrialization in comparison to agriculture has been increased which let minimize the importance of agriculture. Agriculture is the root of economical status of Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh state, in which more than 2/3 population depends.
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Rajnandgaon district has been located in the North – Eastern area of newly formed Chhattisgarh state. The longitudinal expansion of this district is in the middle of 19057, North to 21042’ North Longitude and the latitudinal expansion is 80023’ East to 81023’ Eastern latitude. The western border of the district has been determined by Maharashtra state’s Bhandara district and in the same way, the North – Eastern border has been determined by Balaghat and Mandala district. In the border of North – Eastern region, Durg and Raipur district and in the southern region, Bastar district are situated. The total expansion of the district is 8022.55 square km. In Administrative viewpoint it is divided in to 9 Blocks. In Geographical view this district has been located in the catchment of shivnath river and its riverets. The average height of the district from the sea level is 330.70 M. The average yearly rainfall is 934.9 mm (2009-10)
According to the census of 2001 the total population of the district is 12,83,224 Agriculture is the main occupation of the people and PADDY is main crop and it is cultivated in 72.38% part of overall agricultural fields.
Cite this article:
Nivedita A. Lall. Utilization of Agricultural Land and Crop Structure in Rajnandgaon District (Chhattisgarh). Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2(3): July-Sept., 2011, 145-148.