District Profile

Firozabad district was established on 5/2/89.The District is connected by rail and bus to major cities. The nearest Airport is Agra . The NH-2 and Delhi-Hawara railway passes through the district.

Geography of Firozabad

Firozabad is located in north central India, in western Uttar Pradesh state, 40 km away from Agra and around 240 km away from Delhi, at the northern edge of the Deccan Plateau, at 27°09′N 78°24′E / 27.15°N 78.4°E / 27.15; 78.4. The height above sea level is 164 meters (540 ft). The boundaries of Firozabad district touch Etah district in north and Mainpuri and Etawah districts in the east. The Yamuna river makes its southern boundary. The area of the district is about 0.8% of total area of Uttar Pradesh, and the population is 1.1% of the state's total population. Approximately 73.6% of the population lives in rural area. More than half of the workforce is engaged in manufacturing activities. The city is also an important market center. It has severe winter and summer seasons. The district is mostly flat and its slope is from north west to south.

There are four (4) sub-divisions/tehsils namely Firozabad, Shikohabad, Tundla and Jasrana with nine (9) development blocks namely Narkhi, Firozabad, Tundla, Eka, Khairgarh, Jasrana, Shikohabad, Araon and madanpur. The district comprises of 821 villages included 19 un-inhabited villages.

As per 2011 censes the population of the district was 24,96,761 out of which 13,37,141 males and 11,59,620 females with overall literacy rate of 74.60%. So far as male literacy is concerned it is 83.03% and female is 64.80%.

The geographical area of the district is 2361 Sq. Km. (about 257837 hectares). The cultivated area of the district is about 180954 hectares. The major cropping patterns followed in the district are bajra, paddy, arhar, til, urd, moong in kharif and wheat, mustard, barley, potato, garlic etc. in rabi. The soils are loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam, ravines and waste land. The fertility status of spoil is poor to very poor. The average annual rainfall of the district is 665.40 mm. temperatures varies from 40C (during December-January) to 480C (during May-June). The district has 237 state tube-wells and 32295 private tube-wells which contributes assured irrigation to almost 80.49% of the cultivable area. Uppar Ganga canal and lower Ganga canal are two major canals of the district. There are 94 cold storages in the district.

About 70% of the cultivated area is covered under Bajra and wheat crops and the rest of the area under potato, vegetables, fodder, oilseeds and pulses etc. in the year 2014-15 district Firozabad became first (area) in potato cultivation.

Besides others, there is lot of scope for marketing of horticultural crops keeping in view the district is near with NCR. There is one state garden nursery at Firozabad which takes care of some horticultural plants like-guava, aonla, potato and vegetables seed production.

As per live stock census, district has 89007 cattle, 521037 buffaloes, 14410 sheep, 222862 goats, 25955 pigs and 42119 poultry. The district has a network of 84 veterinary facilities including 21 veterinary hospitals centre and extension centre.

The district has ponds covering 25 hectares of lands where fish farming and fish culturing is being undertaken under the guidance of fisheries experts.

Demography of Firozabad

Provisional Population

Total Population 2496761
Males 1337141
Females 1159620
Percentage Growth 2001-2011 19.94
Sex Ratio 867
Density (Persons Per Sq. Km.) 1037
Child Population (0-6 Years) 369940
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Years) 879

Literacy Rate

Persons 74.6
Males 83.08
Females 64.8

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

S.N. Crop Area (ha) Production (MT) Productivity (Qtl /ha)
A Kharif (2013-14)
1 Paddy 21599 59354 27.48
2 Maize 7071 22323 31.57
3 Bajra 70411 166540 23.65
4 Urd 476 310 6.64
5 Moong 202 102 5.05
6 Arhar 1308
7 Til 1034 112 1.08
8 Ground Nut 226 391 17.30
9 Jwar 91 81 8.90
B Rabi (2013-14)
1 Wheat 99553 410895 41.27
2 Barley 7315 23836 32.59
3 Gram 420 765 18.21
4 Pea 349 724 20.74
5 Masoor 54 112 20.74
6 Masoor 54 112 20.74
7 Potato 38832 9902160 255.00
8 Garlic 1266 67090 53.09
9 Shimla Mirch 119 236410 198.00
10 Fruit 432
11 Flower 48
12 Vegetables 22248

* Cropping Intensity: 151%.


Weather Data (2014)

Month Rainfall (mm) Temperature C Relative Humidity (%)
January 67.34 Maximum : 18
Minimum : 8
85
February 17.90 Maximum : 24
Minimum : 11
85
March 9.38 Maximum : 27
Minimum : 15
70
April Maximum : 39
Minimum : 20
65
May Maximum : 43
Minimum : 26
52
June 17.53 Maximum : 44
Minimum : 29
55
July 40.63 Maximum : 35
Minimum : 26
80
August 41.86 Maximum : 37
Minimum : 26
82
September 79.03 Maximum : 34
Minimum : 24
80
October
November
December
Total

Production and Productivity of livestock, Poultry, Fisheries etc. in the district

Category Population Production Productivity
Cattle
Crossbred 8660
Indigenous 20977
Buffalo 152335
Sheep 14228
Crossbred 219
Indigenous 14069
Goats 95210
Pigs 25729
Crossbred 620
Indigenous 25109
Rabbits
Poultry
Hens 40450
Desi 10025
Improved 1200
Ducks
Turkey and others
Fish 457.423 1375 mt 30.05 qt/ha

Production and Productivity of livestock, Poultry, Fisheries etc. in the district

S.N. Taluk Name of the Block Name of the Village Major Crops & Enterprises Major Problem Identified Identified Thrust Areas
1 Firozabad Firozabad Eka Indomai, Safipur, Gudaoo, Katana, Bhadana, Navalpur, N. Khar, Ulaoo Bajra, Potato, Wheat, Mustard
  1. Imbalance use of fertilizer in wheat crop.
  2. Over dosing of fertilizer in potato.
  3. Black scarp, early and late blight in potato crops.
  4. Micro nutrients (Zn, S, Bo,& Mo) deficiency in soil.
  5. Unavailability of quality seeds.
  6. No use of Bio-fertilizer.
  1. Integrated Plant Nutrient Management.
  2. Integrated Pest Management.
  3. Quality seed production.
  4. Introduction of vegetable & horticultural Crops.
  5. Introduction of pearl millet.
  6. Inadequate & untimely support service.
  7. Non-availability of potential short duration varieties.
  8. Poor seed replacement ratio.
2 Sikohabad Araon, Mafanpur, Sikohabad Sarokh, Kaparawali, G. dansey, nandpur, Araonji, Lokman, Asharawali, Mubarakpur Potato, Wheat, Garlic, Paddy, Bajra, Mustard, Potato,
3 Jasarana Jasrana, Hathwans Salempur, Kutubpur, Kachmai, Inni Kataina Harsa Muhammadpur Kheria Paddy, Wheat, Bajra, Potato, Wheat, Mustard, Bajra
4 Tundla Tundla, Narki N.Udai, Kutubpur, Jarkhi, N.Sikander, Asan Husainpur Mohammadabad, Kheria Wheat, Potato, Mustard, Bajra, Till, Bajra, Cauliflower