Agroclimatic Classification

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Considerable work has been done on agroclimatic classification. Agroclimatic zones has been delineated using different moisture availability index etc.

The strategy of agro-climatic planning aims at a more scientific utilisation of available resources, both natural and manmade. The potential for growth and diversification would be fully exploited taking a holistic view of the climate, soil type, topography, water resources and irrigation facilities and relating them to requirements of output and employment. The concept of planning based on regional potential has a long term perspective and is being amplified and operationalised for the purpose.

It is now patently clear that for deriving the maximum yield from agriculture (including horticulture) and silviculture, one must have a proper knowledge of agroclimatic conditions without which the most effective cropping pattern and development of supplemental irrigation necessary for different zones cannot be planned.