The State is divided in 11 Agro-climatic regions and 5 crop zones.

District-wise classification alongwith soil type and normal rainfall range is as below :

S.No.

CROP/ZONES

 

AGRO-CLIMATIC REGIONS

SOIL TYPE

 

RAINFALL (Range in m.m.)

DISTRICTS COVERED

DETAILS OF PARTLY COVERED DISTRICTS

1.

1 Rice zone

Chhattisgarh plains

Red & Yellow
(Medium)

1200 to 1600

Balaghat.

 

2

-do-

Northern Hill Region
of Chhattisgarh

Red & Yellow Medium black
& skeltal
(Medium/light)

1200 to 1600

,Shahdol,Mandla,Dindori,
Anuppur, Sidhi(Partly), Umaria

 Sidhi :-Singroli Tehsil(Bedhan)

3

2 Wheat Rice
Zone

Kymore Plateau &
Satpura Hills

Mixed red and
black soils
(Medium)

1000 to 1400

Rewa,Satna,Panna,Jabalpur,
Seoni, Katni, Sidhi (except Singroli tehsil )

 

4

3 Wheat zone

Central Narmada
Valley

Deep black (deep)

1200 to 1600

Narsinghpur, Hoshangabad Sehore(Partly),Raisen(Partly)

Sehore :-Budni Tehsil.
Raisen :-Bareli Tehsil.

5

-do-

Vindhya Plateau

Medium black &
deep black
(Medium/Heavy)

1200 to 1400

Bhopal,Sagar,Damoh,Vidisha,
Raisen(except Bareli Teh.),
Sehore(except Budni Teh.),
Guna(Partly).

Guna :-Chanchoda,Raghogarh &
Aron Tehsils.

6

4Wheat-Jowar

Gird Region

Alluvial (Light)

800 to 1000

Gwalior,Bhind,Morena,
Sheopur-Kala,Shivpuri,(except Pichore,Karera,Narwar, Khania- dana Teh.),Guna(except Aron,Raghogarh,Chachoda Tehsil) Ashoknagar

 

7

Wheat-Jowar:

Bundelkhand

Mixed red and black(Medium)

800 to 1400

Chhattarpur,Datia,Tikamgarh, & Shivpuri(Partly)

Shivpuri :-Karera,Pichhore,Narwar & Khaniadhana Tehsils.

8

-do-

Satpura Plateau

Shallow black (Medium)

1000 to 1200

Betul & Chhindwara

 

9

5. Cotton Jowar

Malwa Plateau

Medium black (Medium)

800 to 1200

Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam, Ujjain,Dewas,Indore,Shajapur,
Rajgarh & Dhar (Partly)
Jhabua(Partly)

Dhar :-Dhar,Badnawar & Sardarpur
Tehsils.
Jhabua :-Petlawad Tehsil.

10

-do-

Nimar Plains

Medium black (Medium)

800 to 1000

Khandwa, Burhanpur, Khargone, Barwani ,Harda ,Dhar (Partly) District.

Dhar :-Manawar,Dharampuri & Gandhawani Tehsil.

11

-do-

Jhabua Hills

Medium blackskeletal 
(Light/Medium)

800 to1000

Jhabua District.(except
Petlawad Tehsil) & Dhar (Partly)

Dhar :- Only Kukshi Tehsil.


 

Source: Department of Farmer welfare and Agriculture Development, Madhya Pradesh (www.mpkrishi.org)