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Sindh has a geographical area of 140,900 square kilometers. The Province lies between 23 and 29 degree north latitude (near tropic of cancer) and 67 and 71 degrees east longitude. The Province is surrounded by land in all directions expect there is Arabian sea in the south west. It is bordered with Rann of Kachh in south, Rajastan in east, Punjab province in north-east and Baluchistan in north and west. In the extreme west are the barren Kirthar Mountains; to the east is the great Indian desert, partly known as Thar desert. The lower Indus plain has been formed by the meandering and shifting courses of Indus river. In the basin of Indus the earliest civilization came into existence (Pithawala, 1938). The mighty river Indus is flowing from the worlds highest mountains into the Arabian Sea. The colossal flow of Indus water has brought for Sindh rich silt and sandy loam, from northern areas which enhance the fertility of the soil. Remains excavated at Moen-jo-Daro in Larkana district dateback to Pre-Aryan civilization of 3000 BC. Main crops at the time as revealed through excavation were barley, Wheat, Pea and Sesamum. It is inferred from the relics of cloth that cotton was also grown there. Therefore, it is believed that the advancement of agriculture has been existing in this region since pre-historic times.

CLIMATEthe  Climate of Sindh is arid and hot. Accordingly to Classification made by the UNESCO the region has been divided into three zones as under :

  • Costal : South of Thatta 
  • Southern : From Thatta through Hyderabad to Nawabshah
  • Northern : From Nawabshah to Jacobabad

Crop Zones : Accordingly to the climatic and soil condition of the province , different areas are suitable for different crops,e.g lower part of the province is best for sugarcane , coconut , banana, and papaya plantation.

The Plains of the middle sindh are suitable for dry crops. In the Upper Sindh and right banks areas of the Indus river crop is grown richly. The Eastern Portion and kacho areas are suitable for rain fed crops likes millets and guar . 

The suitability of areas for main crops in detail is in accordance with the soil and climatic condition of the province as under

Upper Sindh : Larkana , Shikarpur are suitable for growing rice as main crop , matter , rape and mustard and safflower / sunflower as dobari crops.

Sukkur & Khairpur district are best suited for dry crops viz : cotton , wheat , rape and mustard and sunflower

Middle  Sindh : Nawabshah, Nausherferoz and Dadu district are dry crop tracts. There cotton , rape and  mustard  and sunflowers are grown successfully.

Sindh has a geographical area of 140,900 square kilometers. The Province lies between 23 and 29 degree north latitude (near tropic of cancer) and 67 and 71 degrees east longitude. The Province is surrounded by land in all directions expect there is Arabian sea in the south west. It is bordered with Rann of Kachh in south, Rajastan in east, Punjab province in north-east and Baluchistan in north and west. In the extreme west are the barren Kirthar Mountains; to the east is the great Indian desert, partly known as Thar desert. The lower Indus plain has been formed by the meandering and shifting courses of Indus river. In the basin of Indus the earliest civilization came into existence (Pithawala, 1938). The mighty river Indus is flowing from the worlds highest mountains into the Arabian Sea. The colossal flow of Indus water has brought for Sindh rich silt and sandy loam, from northern areas which enhance the fertility of the soil. Remains excavated at Moen-jo-Daro in Larkana district dateback to Pre-Aryan civilization of 3000 BC. Main crops at the time as revealed through excavation were barley, Wheat, Pea and Sesamum. It is inferred from the relics of cloth that cotton was also grown there. Therefore, it is believed that the advancement of agriculture has been existing in this region since pre-historic times.

CLIMATEthe  Climate of Sindh is arid and hot. Accordingly to Classification made by the UNESCO the region has been divided into three zones as under :

  • Costal : South of Thatta 
  • Southern : From Thatta through Hyderabad to Nawabshah
  • Northern : From Nawabshah to Jacobabad

Crop Zones : Accordingly to the climatic and soil condition of the province , different areas are suitable for different crops,e.g lower part of the province is best for sugarcane , coconut , banana, and papaya plantation.

The Plains of the middle sindh are suitable for dry crops. In the Upper Sindh and right banks areas of the Indus river crop is grown richly. The Eastern Portion and kacho areas are suitable for rain fed crops likes millets and guar . 

The suitability of areas for main crops in detail is in accordance with the soil and climatic condition of the province as under

Upper Sindh : Larkana , Shikarpur are suitable for growing rice as main crop , matter , rape and mustard and safflower / sunflower as dobari crops.

Sukkur & Khairpur district are best suited for dry crops viz : cotton , wheat , rape and mustard and sunflower

Middle  Sindh : Nawabshah, Nausherferoz and Dadu district are dry crop tracts. There cotton , rape and  mustard  and sunflowers are grown successfully.

Lower   Sindh : Upper Part of Hyderabad ( Hala , Hyderabad & Tando Allahyar , Sub Divison) , Sanghar & Mirpurkhas district are suitable for cotton , wheat , sunflower , soyabean , rape and mustard and groundnut (in sanghar only)

Tando Mohammad Khan  sub division of Hyderabad district , Badin and Thatta districts are suitable for sugarcane and rice crops . In addition to the said crops; sunflower ,and rape and mustard are also grown as dobari, Mash and Masoor pulses  are also suitably grown in Thatta & Badin district.


Desert and Kacho Area 
The rain fed areas of Thar district and kacho tracts of Hyderabad, Dadu larkana district are suitable for millet and sorghum crops , Guar , Seasamum and caster crops also flourish very well in desert areas of Thar after Rain

     

mission

The Sindh government has a mission to develop a science-based, vibrant and internationally linked agriculture sector that can not only meet the food security challenges. We envision public-private partnership in achieving this mission.

vision

Pakistan is basically an agricultural country. Its rural areas and the population continue to be the mainstay of economy. Agriculture is the largest sector in the economy contributing 25 percent of the GDP.

objectives

Promote new crop-technology and crop varieties/ fertilizers/ pesticides/ weedicide, farm machinery & tools and collection of statistics.
Provide information to growers on urgent issues like insect pest outbreak, climatic changes, weather forecast.

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