Krishi (Agriculture) Vishwavidyala Jabalpur

Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Brief History

JNKVV is located at Jabalpur, in the State of Madhya Pradesh, India. The State is situated in the center of India and bounded on all sides by other states. A population of 6,03,85,118 lives in 55393 villages, 259 tehsil and 45 districts spread over 308 thousand square Kilometers geographical area between 21’8° to 26’52°N latitude and 74’2 to 82’0E longitude, which is divided by Tropic of Cancer.

Jabalpur Agriculture
The economy of MP is primarily agriculture based and the main food crops are sorghum, wheat, rice and coarse grain such as Kodo millet, little millet and Italian millet. Important among commercial crops are pulses, oilseeds, cotton, sugar cane and medicinal crops. The state is poised for a breakthrough in soybean cultivation. In the state Kharif crops occupy 60% and rabi crops 40% area with 71.4 % area under food grain production. Nearly 59% of landholders are marginal whereas small farmers share 18% of farmland.

The main crops are wheat, rice, pulses, oilseeds, maize etc. Nearby is Bargi Dam on the river Narmada for irrigation, water supply & power generation. The town is surrounded by several lakes & water tank used for culture in them & in rivers. Besides the area is rich in limestone, refractory clay, bauxite, iron ore, managnese & other deposits. Three Cement plants several fireclay refractories lime stone kilns & good indusrial estates nearby. Beside defence factories like GCF, Vehicle factory, G.I.F. & Ordnance factory depot.