Agriculture

Rayagada district comes under North Eastern Ghat Zone characterized by hot, moist and sub-humid climate and consists of Brown forest, lateritic, Red alluvial, Black and mixed Red Soil groups.

Geographical area .. 7,58,745

HaCultivated area ..

  • High 1,28,962 Ha
  • Med 42,705 Ha
  • Low 21,837 Ha
  • Total: 1,93,504 Ha

Paddy land ..

  • High 9,523 Ha
  • Med 24,500 Ha
  • Low 21,837 Ha
  • Total: 55,860 Ha

Land diverted to social forests,

and other plantation* other purpose .. 10,900 Ha

Land put to cultivation ..

  • High 1,18,607 Ha
  • Med 42,705 Ha
  • Low 21,837 Ha
  • Total 1,82,604 ha

Irrigation acivities on different Irrigation sources which is 28% of the total land put to Agril. during

  • kharif (2017) .. 45307 ha(25%)
  • Rabi(2017) : 16551 ha(9.06%)