Soil

As regards the soil, it is fertile for cultivation of Paddy, Maize, Wheat, oil seeds, vegetables, fruits and pulses etc. For Paddy cultivation there are assured irrigation facilities through canals/lift irrigation pumps, besides the terrain areas of Pulwama and Pampore blocks are suitable for saffron cultivation.


Classification of Land (As per annual survey report of 2014-2015)

Reporting Area 60772
Area under Forests 412
Area put to Non-Agriculture use 8387
Un-cultivated Land 2542
Permanent Pastures and other Grazing land 5953
Area under Misc. Tree Crops 1102
Cultivated Waste Land 3617
Fallow other than current fallow 191
Current fallows 6368
Net area shown 32292

The table reveals that only 55% land is under cultivation of different crops. It is also clear from the above table that major part of waste land available has not been brought under cultivation for which steps need to be taken by the Agriculture Department