Akola District Profile
3.1. Population data
Sr
Particulars
Number
01
Total Population
16,30,239
02
Male
8,41,253
03
Female
7,88,986
04
Rural
10,02,742
05
Urban
6,27,497

3.2 Population as per age group
Sr
Particulars
Number
01
8 to 14 years
6, 40,031 (39.26%)
02
15 to 59 years
8, 19,849 (50.29%)
03
60 years & above
1, 70,359 (10.45%)

3.3. Farmers’ group
Sr
Particulars
Number
01
Large Farmers (10.01 & above ha.)
91,000 (9.48%)
02
Small Farmers (1.01 ha. to 2.0 ha.)
5,53,000 (57.66%)
03
Marginal Farmers (below 1.0 ha.)
3,15,000 (32.84%)

3.4. Population of the Schedule Caste / Schedule Tribes
Sr
Particulars
Number
01
Schedule Caste
1, 68,447 (10.33%)
02
Schedule Tribes
1, 00,088 (6.14%)

3.5. Literacy:
Sr
Particulars
Percentage to total population
01
Total Literacy rate
81.41
02
Rural
78.80
03
Urban
85.53
04
Male
88.91
05
Female
73.43

3.6 Soil Types:
Sr Particulars
Percentage to total land
01
Light & shallow soils
18
02
Medium soils
30
03
Heavy & deep soils
52

3.7. Irrigation facilities & area covered:
Sr Particulars
01 Major rivers Purna, Katepurna, Morna, Wan
02 Major irrigation Project Wan Project, Katepurna Project
03 Medium Projects Morna Project, Nirguna Project, Uma Project
04 Area under irrigation 25,992 ha

3.8.
Climate profile:
Sr Particulars
01 Rainfall 770.2 mm (47 rainy days)
02 Temperature 28.3 o C to 45.9 o C Maximum, 10.3 o C to  27.6  o C Minimum
03 Humidity 70-87 % - Morning  and   41-68 % Evening

3.9. Agricultural Censes:

3.9. 1 Land Use pattern:
Sr
Particulars
Number
01
Geographical area
5,42,700 ha
02
Cultivable area
4,96,700 ha
Area under agronomical crops
5,91,600 ha
03
Kharif   
4,83,900 ha
04
Rabi
1,05,400 ha
05
Summer
2,300 ha

3.9.2 Area, production & productivity of Agronomical crops:
(2012-13)
Sr.
Name of Crop
Area (ha)
Production (MT)
Productivity (q./ha)
1.
Green Gram
44800
12800
285
2.
Black Gram
11900
3680
309
3.
Soybean
164100
322000
1962
4.
Sorghum
58400
89400
1531
5.
Cotton
149900
289200
328
6.
Pigeon pea
58400
89400
1531
7.
Chickpea
80000
96000
1200
8.
Wheat
35600
86500
2429

3.9.3 Area production & productivity of Vegetable corps
(2012-13)
Sr.
Name of Crop
Area (ha)
Production (MT)
Productivity (q./ha)
1.
Onion
1600
33600
21.00
2.
Brinjal
400
10000
25.00
3.
Ladies finger
200
1200
6.00
4.
Clusterbean
163
652
4.00
5.
Leafy Vegetables
200
2000
10.00
6.
Cauliflower
100
1500
20.00
7.
Cabbage
130
2600
20.00
8.
Tomato
150
2400
16.00
9.
Radish
80
800
10.00
10.
Bitter gourd
40
240
6.00
11.
Fenugreek
100
600
6.00
12.
Cucumber
60
420
7.00
13.
Sweet Potato
30
450
15.00
14.
Bottle gourd
20
180
09.00
15.
Carrot
26
468
18.00
16.
Potato
15
300
20.00
17.
French Bean
10
100
10.00
18.
Pumpkin
32
480
15.00
19.
Other Vegetables
40
320
8.00

3.9.4 Area production & productivity of Fruit crops: (2012-13)
Sr.
Name of Crop
Area (ha)
Production (MT)
Productivity (q./ha)
1.
Nagpur mandarin
6800
48280
7.1
2.
Mango
600
1878
3.13
3.
Kagzi Lime
2185
15295
7.00
4.
Banana
2100
67326
32.06
5.
Guava
145
1181
8.14
6.
Aonla
90
1060
8.00
7.
Sapota
75
480
6.04
8.
Sweet orange
15
90
6.00
9.
Custard apple
50
227.50
4.55
10.
Ber
130
819
6.30
11.
Papaya
500
35000
70.00
12.
Tamarind
84
756
9.00
13.
Ramphal
01
05
05

3.9.4 Area production & productivity of Spices crops: (2012-13)
Sr.
Name of Crop
Area (ha)
Production (MT)
Productivity (q./ha)
1.
Chilly
260
208
0.8
2.
Turmeric
130
2600
20.00
3.
Coriander
40
320
8.00
4.
Garlic
100
70.00
0.7
5.
Ginger
10
100
10.00

3.9.4 Area production & productivity of Flower crops: (2012-13)
Sr.
Name of Crop
Area (ha)
Production (MT)
Productivity (q./ha)
1.
Marigold
100
900
9.00
2.
Rose
30
270
9.00
3.
Gaillardia
50
300
6.00
4.
Chrysanthemum
70
490
7.00
5.
Tuberose
62
620
10.00
6.
Mogra
10
70
7.0
7.
Other flowers
40
320
8.00
*Source – District S.A.O., Akola.

3.9. 5 Animal population
(* as per Census Data)
Sr.
Animal
Number
1.
Cow
3,01,024
2.
Bullock
1,57,806
3.
Buffalo
60,714
4.
Goat
1,82,090
5.
Sheep
3,931