Lucknow has a humid subtropical climate with cool, dry winters from mid-November to February and dry, hot summers from late March to June. The rainy season is from July to mid-September. In winter, the maximum temperature is around 25 °C (77 °F) and the minimum is in 3 °C (37 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F) range. Fog is quite common from mid-December to late January. Summers are extremely hot with temperatures ranging from 40 °C (104 °F) to 45 °C (113 °F).
|Geographical area||2528 sq Km|
|Population density||1816 per sq Km|
|Total cultivated area||215280 ha|
|Net cultivated area||138148 ha|
|Net irrigated area||124000 ha|
|Small & Marginal Farmers||92.9% of total population|
|Average Land holding of Small & Marginal Farmers||0.8 ha|
|Cropping intensity||158 %|
|S. N.||Farming System / Enterprise|
|1||Agricultural crop: Irrigated - wheat, rice, mentha, field pea, mustard, sugarcane etc. Rainfed - urd, arhar, gram and groundnut etc.|
|2||Fruit crops: mango, banana, guava and papaya etc.
Vegetable crop: potato, brinjal, okra, vegetable pea, cabbage etc.
Floriculture: Gladiolus, marigold, rose etc.
|3||Animal husbandry: Cow, buffaloes, goat and pigs etc.|
|S. N.||Agro-climatic Zone||Characteristics|
|1||AES-I||Sandy loam, loam and silty loam soil, irrigation through bore wells. Major crops are mango and other horticultural crops. Dairy is the major subsidiary occupation.|
|2||AES- II||Silty loam and silty clay soil are existing in this AES and mainly irrigated through bore wells and canal. Main crops are rice and mentha.|
|3||AES-III||Loamy sand and loamy soils are dominating, irrigation facilities are poor and mainly rainfed area and some areas are covered through bore wells.|
|4||AES-IIV||Soils are silty clay loam, silty loam and loamy types. Irrigation mainly through bore wells. Crops grown are rice, wheat, pulses, oilseeds, vegetable, fruits and flowers etc.|
|S. N.||Soil Type||Characteristics||Area in ha|
|1||Loamy soil||Medium textured, good aeration, poor water holding capacity, low in organic matter, non-sticky etc.||17304|
|2||Sandy loam||Coarse textured, poor water holding capacity, low in organic matter, good aeration, poor nutrients retaining capacity etc.||22970|
|3||Silty loam||Medium textured, good aeration, low in organic matter, good aeration, holds plant nutrients well etc.||99301|
|4||Silt loam||Medium textured, less aeration, good aeration, low in organic matter, good aeration, holds plant nutrients well etc.||28352|
|5||Silty clay loam||Medium textured, high moisture and nutrients retaining capacity, soil particles sticky when wet, dries out slowly and become cloddy, moderate aeration etc.||18357|
|6||Clay loam||Fine textured, moderate aeration, high moisture and nutrients retaining capacity, soil particles sticky when wet, dries out slowly and become cloddy, moderate aeration etc.||8725|
|7||Silty clay||Medium textured, moderate aeration, high moisture and nutrients retaining capacity, soil particles sticky when wet, dries out slowly and become cloddy, moderate aeration etc.||4526|
|S. N.||Crop||Area (ha)||Production (q)||Productivity (q /ha)|
|Major Kharif Crops|
|Major Rabi Crops|
|Major Rabi Crops|
|3||Banana and Papaya||120||2800||30|
|10||Cauliflower / Cabbage||825||24750||30|
|Wheat|| Unavilability of improved seed materials in time.
Shrinking of grains due to flactuation in temperature.
Late sown rice reduced the productivity of wheat crop.
|Rice|| Unavilability of improved seed materials in time.
Reduction in yield due to climate change.
Reduction in yield due to pests problem.
|Pulses||Unavilability of improved seed of newly released varieties.
Deficency of micronutrients in soils
Crops damage due to blue bulls.
|Oil Seed|| Unavilability of improved seed materials in time.
Heavy Infestation of aphids
|Potato|| Unavilability of improved seed materials in time.
Scarcity of healty & diseased free free planting material.
Problem of nutrients and pests management.
|Mango|| Poor management of orchards.
Irregular bearring of fruits.
Reducing productivity of old orchards
|Live Stocks|| Reduction in population of high yielding milch animals.
Scarcity of green fodder round the year.
Poor management of dairy cattles.
|Women & Childcare|| Anemia in women and chieldren.
Malnutration among children.
Lack of knowledge about value addition of horticultural crops.
Geographical Area : 2528 sq km
Population : Male : 1932.32 thousand
Female : 1715.52 thousand
Literacy Rate : Male: 76%
Female : 60.5%
No. of Tahsil : 4
No. of Blocks : 8
Total Gram Panchayat : 511
Total Nyay Panchayat : 97
Cultivated Area : 138148 ha.
Usar Land : 24725 ha
Total Irrigated Area : 124 thousand ha. (90 % of total sowing area)
Normal Rain Fall : 953 mm
Temperature : Maximum : 44.4 centigrade
Minimum : 3.6 centigrade
Agricultural Labours : 6.5% total population
Farmers : 21% Total Population
Total Land Holdings : 215280
Small & Marginal Land Holding : 92.9 % of total land holdings (in no.)
70.9 % of total land holdings (in area)
Average Land Holding : 0.8 ha
Cropping Intensity : 158
Consumption of Fertilizers : 135.7 kg/ha