District Profile

Sant Kabir Nagar district was created on 5 September 1997. The new district comprised 131 villages of erstwhile Basti tahsil of Basti district and 161 villages of erstwhile Bansi tahsil of Siddharthnagar district. Before 5 September 1997 it was the tehsil for Basti District.

Santkabirnagar is one of the 72 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. MagharCity is the district headquarters. Sant Kabir Nagar district is a part of Basti Division. District Sant kabir nagar was created on 5 September 1997 from district Basti. including 131 villages from tahsil Basti, and 161 from tahsil Bansi of district Siddharth Nagar. The district is bounded on the north by Siddharthnagar and Maharajganj districts, on the east by Gorakhpur district, on the south by Ambedkar Nagar district and on the west by Basti district. The district occupies an area of 1659.15 km2.

According to the 2011 census Sant Kabir Nagar district has a population of 1,714,300, roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia or the US state of Nebraska. This gives it a ranking of 283rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1,041 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,700/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.71%. Sant Kabir Nagar has a sex ratio of 969 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 69.01%. As per 2001 census, Muslims account for nearly 24% of the districts population, the remaining being Hindus.


Major Farming Systems / Enterprises (based on the analysis made by the KVK)

S.N. Farming System / Enterprise
1 Paddy – Wheat / Field Pea
2 Paddy / Maize – Wheat/Pea
3 Paddy/ Maize / Pigeon Pea – Urd
4 Maize – Pea / Potato

Description of Agro-Climatic Zone & Major Agro Ecological Situations (based on soil and topography)

S.N. Agro-climatic Zone Agro-climatic Zone
1 North Eastern Plain Zone (Zone-4) Abundant Surface and Ground Water

Soil Types AES to be Analyzed

S.N. Agro-climatic Zone Agro-climatic Zone Area in ha
1 Sandy loam, Silty loam

Area, Production and Productivity of major crops cultivated in the district

S.N. Crop Area (ha) Production (Qt.) Productivity (Qtl /ha)
1 Rice 87731 2002000 22.82
2 Maize 1586 29290 18.48
3 Pigeon Pea 2915 22280 7.64
4 Wheat 91860 2741100 29.84
5 Pea 3535 52810 14.94
6 Lentil 1095 9740 8.89
7 Mustard 2187 27580 12.74
8 Potato 2050 49500 241.46

Weather Data : (2015)

Month Rainfall (mm) Temperature C Relative Humidity (%)
April Maximum : 41
Minimum : 22
May 31.7 Maximum : 42
Minimum : 25
June 109.36 Maximum : 46
Minimum : 27
July 118.3 Maximum : 37
Minimum : 26
August 182.42 Maximum : 37
Minimum : 24
September 131.51 Maximum : 37
Minimum : 24
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Production and productivity of livestock, Poultry, Fisheries etc. in the district

Category Population Production Productivity
Cattle
Crossbred 19283 7-8 lit
Indigenous 128776 2.5 - 3.0
Buffalo 127951 6-7 lit
Sheep
Crossbred 2666
Indigenous
Goats 111001
Pigs 2803
Crossbred
Indigenous
Rabbits
Poultry
Hens 80765
Desi
Improved
Ducks
Turkey and Others
Fish
Marine
Inland
Scampi
Shrimp

Details of Operational Area / Villages

S.N. Taluk Name of the Block No.of the Village Major Crops & Enterprises Major Problem Identified Identified Thrust Areas
1 Dhanghata Pauli, Haiser bazar 8 Wheat, Rice, Vegetables, AH Low productivity due to poor quality seed and less knowledge on low land IPNM & IPM Use of certified seed, popularization seed treatment increasing knowledge knowledge about IPM, INM
2 Khalilabad Nath Nagar 2 Wheat, Rice, Sugarcane, AH Low productivity due to poor quality seed and less knowledge on low land IPNM & IPM Use of certified seed, popularization seed treatment increasing knowledge knowledge about IPM, INM
3 Mehdawal Baghauli 2 Wheat, Rice, Sugarcane, AH Low productivity due to poor quality seed and less knowledge on low land IPNM & IPM Use of certified seed, popularization seed treatment increasing knowledge knowledge about IPM, INM
4 Khalilabad Semariwanya 2 Wheat, Rice, Sugarcane, AH Low productivity due to poor quality seed and less knowledge on low land IPNM & IPM Use of certified seed, popularization seed treatment increasing knowledge knowledge about IPM, INM

Priority Thirst Area / Problem / Issues

Priority / Problem / Issues Crop / Enterprise
Popularization of variety suitable for late sown condition viz – HUW-234, UP – 2425, NDW-1076,1067 Wheat
Motivational camp. for soil reclamation through organic matter Crop Production, Green Manuring
Popularization of RCT Wheat, Paddy
Promotion of improved seed and package of practices Cereal / Pulses