Krishi vigyan Kendra Banavasi

 

The operational area of KVK, Banavasi includes the villages in the western parts of the 25 mandals in Kurnool district. The area is predominant in red soils under rainfed agriculture. The major crops sown are cotton, castor and groundnut. Among the horticulture crops predominant are onion, tomato and chilli.

  

Kurnool district at a glance

 

Rural Population

:

2712000

Urban Population

:

817000

Farming Population

:

83.40%

Non-farming  

:

51.89%

Literacy rate

Total Population of the District

:

61.13 %

Male

:

71.36%

Female

:

50.81%

Land use pattern

:

 

Total geographic area 

:

17,65,800 ha

Gross area under irrigation

:

2,53,349 ha

Net area under irrigation    

:

2,02,883ha

Total gross cropped area   

:

8,56,500 ha

Barren and uncultivated     

:

1,27,315 ha

Land put to non-agric area 

:

1,38,577 ha

Forest    

:

3,40,669 ha

Permanent pastures and other

Grazing lands 

:

3576 ha

Cultivable waste

:

48,292 ha

Current fallow land

:

1,40,528 ha

Net area sown

:

8,89,122 ha

Fallow  other than  current         

:

75,980 ha       

 

 


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