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District Profile (Kohima District)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION OF KOHIMA DISTRICT

BRIEF INFORMATION OF THE STATE

                         The Nagaland state is the 16th in the country with 11 (eleven) districts situated between 25 60 and 27 40 North altitude and 93 20 and 95 15 East longitude having an area of 19,85,636 with a literacy rate of 67.11 %. The state falls under one Agro-climatic zone of Mild Tropical Hill Zone and receives South West Monsoon rain in summer and North East monsoon rain in winter with an average rainfall of 1500-2000 mm.

 BACKGROUND INFORMATION OF THE DISTRICT

                         Kohima district with a total geographical area of 1595 Sq. KM is the oldest district with a total farming population of 1,48,774 and a literacy rate of 74 %. The district is having 85 villages scattered in an altitude range of 600 MSL to 3048 MSL. The district is divided into 4 (four) Blocks namely, Kohima, Jakhama, Chiephobozou and Tsemenyu Blocks respectively.

                         Major crops of the district include Paddy (Both TRC/ Jhum), Potato, Ginger, Maize, Soyabean, Ricebean, Vegetables and horticultural crops like Banana, Passion fruit, Guava, Temperate fruits. The produces are organic by default. There is therefore ample scope for production of organic fruits, vegetables and cereals in the district, ATMA, has therefore earmarked these potential for intervention.

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