Maharashtra:Irrigation and hydro power

Maharashtra:Irrigation and hydro power Irrigation The State has 231 lakh ha of land under cultivation and area under forest is 52.1 lakh ha. Many irrigation projects are being implemented to improve irrigation. A watershed development programme is being implemented to ensure that soil and water conservation measures are implemented speedily in the unirrigated area. Prior … Read more

Population of Maharashtra

Population of Maharashtra Maharashtra has an estimated population of 116,000,000, which is the second-most populous sub-national entity. The state has an overall population density of 950 people per square mile, or 370 per square kilometer. This density varies, of course, and the capital is one of the most densely populated cities on earth. Maharashtra is … Read more

Maharashtra: Vegetation

Maharashtra: Vegetation Plants Thorny savanna-like vegetation occurs in areas of lesser rainfall, notably in upland Maharashtra. Subtropical vegetation is found on higher plateaus that receive heavy rain and have milder temperatures. Bamboo, chestnut, and magnolia are common. In the semiarid tracts, wild dates are found. Mangrove vegetation occurs in marshes and estuaries along the coast. … Read more

Scheduled tribes of Maharashtra

Scheduled tribes of Maharashtra Andh The Andh are a designated Scheduled Tribe in the Indian states of Telangana and Maharashtra. They seem to have originated in southern India in the vicinity of Madras which was once ruled by the Andhra dynasty. However the identification is only used for the people who by the start of … Read more

Maharshtra : natural hazards and disaster  management

Maharshtra : natural hazards and disaster  management Earthquake The most seismic active region in the Maharashtra is the west coast – Western Ghats. The Koyna-Warna and the Bhatsa areas are located in this region and an earthquake with magnitude 6.5 is already occurred on 11 December, 1967. Based on past earthquakes the west coast and … Read more

Wild life and ecotourism in Maharashtra

Wild life and ecotourism in Maharashtra Bewitching biodiversity, varied climate, and vivid topography, all these best elements of nature come together to form the jungles of Maharashtra. Also, the state receives a regular downpour, which means there is greenery all around; thus attracting an impressive range of animals, including Tigers, Crocodiles, Bisons, Gawas, Neelgais, and … Read more

Horticulture in Maharashtra

Horticulture in Maharashtra Maharashtra is the third largest producer of horticultrure crops in the country.  State produces about 24.27 m. MT of horticultural produce from an area of 2.65 m. ha., accounting for 8.8% of horticulture production in the country.  The state has emerged as a leader in fruit production in the country overtaking Tamil … Read more

Animal husbandry in Maharashtra

Animal husbandry in Maharashtra   Breeding Policy for Poultry Breeding policy for poultry aims at increased production of eggs and poultry meat by increasing productivity of native poultry birds and introduction of new species of poultry birds. The Policy mainly covers chicken, Japanese Quail and Duck. Other species of poultry birds may continue to be … Read more

Agriculture in Maharashtra

Agriculture in Maharashtra Agriculture is the mainstay of the state of Maharashtra. Maharashtra’s economy is predominantly agrarian. It is the main occupation of the people. Both food crops and cash crops are grown in the state. Principal crops include rice, jowar, bajra, wheat, pulses, turmeric, onions, cotton, sugarcane and several oil seeds including groundnut, sunflower … Read more

Migration in Maharashtra

Migration in Maharashtra India is the foremost inhabited countries within the world.  Our country covers solely 2.4 per cent of the area of the planet, whereas it is that the home of over 16.87 per cent of the world’s population. This is often the second largest followed by China i.e.  21.03 per cent.  India’s total … Read more

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