Welcome to Krishi Vigyan Kendra Budgam (Kashmir)
Budgam is one of the youngest districts of the state, carved out as it was from the erstwhile District srinagar in 1979. Situated at an average height of 5,281 ft above sea level and at 750 E longitude and 340N latitude, the district was known as Deedmarbag in ancient times.The topography of the district is mixed with both mountainous and plain areas. The climate is one of the temperate type with the upper reaches receiving heavy snowfall in winter. The average annual rainfall of the district is 585mm.
While the southern and south-western parts are mostly hilly, the eastern and northern parts of the district are plain. The average height of the mountains is 1,610 m and the total area under forest cover is 477 km2. The soil is loose and mostly denuded Karewas dot
Comparising one sub-division Khansahib; six tehsils Budgam, Beerwah, Chadoora, Khansahib, Khag and Chari-e-sharief, the district has been divided into eight blocks namely Budgam, Beerwah, Chadoora , Khansahib, Khag, B K Pora, Narbal and Nagam, which serve as prime units of economic development. Budgam has been sliced into 283
panchayats comprising 509 revenue villages.
AREA AND LOCATION
Altitude (ASL): 1610 Mtrs
Total Geographical Area: 1371 Km2
Gross Irrigated Area: 37551 hectares
Total Area Sown: 55734 Km2
Forest Area: 477 km2
Population : 7.35 lacs (2011 Census)
CD Blocks: 17
Patwar Halqas: 110
Revenue Villages: 510
TOPOGRAPHY AND SOILS
The general topography of the area is both mountainous and plain. While the southern and south-western parts are mostly hilly, the eastern and northern parts are relatively plain. The average height of the mountains is 1,610 meters. The soil is loose and mostly denuded Karewas dot the landscape.
The climate of district Budgam is of temperate type. The annual average rainfall is 585mm.
RURAL URBAN RATIO
With the predominately rural outlook, 86 % of the population in the district lives in its villages and are primarily involved in agricultural operations
The weather conditions in the valley as well as in the district being temperate, multiple cropping has not been successful. Paddy and maize are the main crops while as pulses and vegetables are also grown in different pockets of the district. However, the district is trying a few experiments with unconventional farming, results of which have been encouraging so far.