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Agro Climatic Zones Of Maharashtra

Maharashtra has large size and varied topography. The rainfall in the state varies from 500 mm in Eastern Maharashtra day zone to 4000 mm in ghatzone. Temperature though does not very much is not limiting factor for crop production so also solar radition. Soils also very from laterites in coastal region red or light brown in the high areas to heavy black soils of varying depths in plaleus. Maharashtra has been divided in to nine agro climatic zones on the basis of annual rainfall soil types, vegetation and cropaing pattern (Table. 1).


1

South Konkan

vengurla

2

North Konkan

karkam

3

Western ghat zone

gatpuri

4

Sub. Montane zone

Kolhapur

5

Western Maharashtra plain zone

Pune

6

Western Maharashtra scarcity zone

Solapur

7

Central Maharashtra plateau zone

Aurangabad

8

Central Vidarbha zone

Yavatmal

9

Eastern Vidarbha zone

sindhewadi

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