Imphal, June 30: The total production of paddy is increasing from 4,39,000 MT to 5,97,670 MT of clean rice during the last 15 years with a productivity of 2680 kg/ha against the National average of 2177 Kg/ha. (2010-11). The Union Government had awarded Krishi Karman Award consecutively in the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 for increasing the Rice production in the State.
Agriculture in the State is confined to 10.48% of the total geographical area (the geographical area being 22.327-lakh ha.). The Net Agricultural area has increased from the 222.51 lakh hectare to 234.12 lakh ha and increased the Gross Agricultural Area of the State by 24.22 % . Increased the Cropping intensity from 121.61% (2001-02) to 151.90%(2015-16)
The irrigated area is 50.000 ha. i.e. 21.32 % of the net agricultural land. Pre- kharif paddy were brought under cultivation of 18,110 ha.(2001-02) to 42,000 ha (2015-16). The production of Pre- kharif paddy is increasing from 43,460 MT to 1,68,190 MT in clean rice with a productivity of 2400 Kg/ha and 4000 Kg/ha respectively.
The total area under pulses is increasing from 22,180 to 30,920 ha with a production of 16,450 MT and 29,440 MT during the last 15 year. The per hectare yield of pulses is also increased from 750 Kg to 950 Kg/ha against the National average of 537 Kg/ha. (2010-11) The total area under maize is increasing from 16500 to 26720 ha with a production from 33160 MT to 61560 MT during the last 15 year. The per hectare yield of maize is also increased from 2010 Kg to 2300 Kg/ha against the National average of 1959 Kg/ha (2010-11). The total area under oilseeds is increasing from 22750 to 37480 ha with a production of 15210 MT and 31780 MT during the last 15 year. The per hectare yield of pulses is also increased from 670 Kg to 850 Kg/ha against the National average of 1159 Kg/ha. (2010-11). The area and production of potato is increasing from 7520 to 15250 ha and production from 62,040 to 1,29,170 MT/ha.
System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Paddy and Zero Tillage in Mustard have also been successfully introduced in the State. The Department had also introduced 2 (two) High Yielding Variety of Rice namely Gin- Phou and Pari-Phou at Rice Research Station, Wangbal, Thoubal District for increasing the production and productivity in the State.