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Shahjahanpur district is situated in south east of Rohilkhand division. Itis a part of tarai belt of upper gangetic region and falls under mid plain zone.The district has geographical area of 4425 sq km. The total population of the district is 24.65 lakh with density of 557 persons per sq km. It is divided into 15 blocks with more than 2000 number of villages. The district is predominantly an agricultural district of Uttar Pradesh. The net sown area is 3.47 lakh ha with 3.28 lakh ha under irrigation. Ramganga, Garrah and Gomti are the main rivers flowing through the district. Jalalabad Tehsil of the district is highly flood prone. The cropping intensity is 162.5%. The average rainfall is 925 mm.
The major crops grown in the district are wheat, paddy (rice), pulses, sugarcane and groundnut. The horticulture crops of the district are mango and guava. Shahjahanpur district is one of the major paddy producing districts of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the districts in U.P. selected for development of Agri Export Zone for basmati rice. The area under wheat crop is 252570 ha and yield of the crop is 30.3 q/ha. The second main crop is paddy, grown over an area of 209742 ha with an average productivity of 23.59 q/ha. Prominent ii pulse crops grown in the district are gram, pea and arhar. The kharif crops besides paddy are bajra, jowar and maize. Oilseeds viz. mustard and lahi are also grown in the district. The district with four Mandi Samitis has good potential for marketing of agricultural products and also has one of the biggest mandi in the state. The district has 19 cold storages with a capacity of 86250 MT and 130 rural godowns with storage capacity of 13000 MT. The livestock sector of the district consists of cow, buffalo, goat, sheep and poultry which are 23910, 29139, 18285, 195124 and 106443 respectively.