Natural Resources

AGRICULTURE
Main Crops
Wheat and Rice are the main crops grown in the district. Productionmoonji of these crops during the period 2007-08 to 2008-2009 is given in Table
PRODUCTION OF MAIN CROPS
2007-08 to 2008-2009

CROP

PRODUCTION (000 M.TONS)
2006-07 2007-08 2008-2009
Wheat 255.80 356.64 345.83
Rice (cleaned) 166.99 191.40 187.19

Besides, Sugarcane, Bajra, Tobacco, Maize, Jawar, Mash, Moong, Masoor, Gram, Maize, Oil Seed such as Rape/Mustard and Sunflower are also grown in minor quantities in the district.

Main Fruits
Guavas and Citrus are main fruits grown in the district. Production of these fruits during the period 2007-08 to 2008-2009 is given in Table
PRODUCTION OF MAIN FRUITS
2007-08 to 2008-2009
FRUIT PRODUCTION (M.TONS)
2006-07 2007-08 2008-2009
Guavas 5656 5812 6110
Citrus 2673 2942 2800

Besides, Mango, Banana, Peaches, Jaman and pomegranate are also grown in minor quantities in the district.

Main Vegetables
Potatoes, Onion, Cauliflower and Peas are the main vegetables grown in the district. Production of these vegetables during the period 2007-08 to 2008-2009 is given in Table
PRODUCTION OF MAIN VEGETABLES
(2007-08 to 2008-2009)
VEGETABLE
PRODUCTION (000 M.TONS)
2006-07 2007-08 2008-2009
Potatoes 5163 3686 3246
Onion 2277 3499 3695
Cauliflower 2237 2329 2368
Peas 1223 1267 1372

Besides, Carrot, Chillies, Tomatoes, Garlic and Ladyfinger also grown in the district in minor quantities

Forests
a)Location of Forests and Area Under Afforestation. An area of 4545 acres is under forest. There is also linear plantation of 987 Km alongside the roads/rails/canals in the district. Trees grown in the area are Kikar and Shisham.
b)Production of Timber and Fire-wood.
The production of Timber and Fire-Wood in the district during the period 2007-08 to 2008-2009 is not mentionable
LIVESTOCK POPULATION
The animal population of the district is given in Table
ANIMAL POPULATION
ANIMAL POPULATION ( HEADS)
Cattle 18101
Buffaloes 500566
Sheep 23289
Goats 1077562
Poultry Population
As per Punjab Development Statistics, 2000 there are 97 broiler and 16 layer poultry farms in district Hafizabad having rearing capacity of 1308 and 95 thousand birds respectively
Production of Wool
The sheep population of 46 thousand heads in the district is expected to yield about 46 M. Tons of wool annually.
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