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Welcome College of Agriculture, Kolhapur

College of Agriculture, Kolhapur

From the Desk of Associate Dean

Associate Dean Dr. Gajanan Khot Kolhapur is predominant area in cultivation of Paddy, Sugarcane, Banana, Soybean, and Vegetables. The region is famous for Dairy, Poultry farms and Co-operative sugar Factories. Many educational trusts were emerged and established in this region. College of Agriculture, Kolhapur, was also established to educate and disseminate need based agricultural technologies to the farming community of this region at Kasaba Bawada on 30th June, 1963, under Shivaji University, Kolhapur and 63 students were admitted for the first batch. Decision was taken by Maharastra State government to establish Agriculture Universities in 1968 and Mahatama Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth was established for Western Maharashtra at Rahuri, Dist. Ahmadnagar in 1969 and ten districts are under the jurisdiction of the University. College of Agriculture, Kolhapur was established for three agriculturally progressive districts viz., Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara. It was shifted at present location near Shivaji University on Old Pune-Banglore National High-way No. 4 in 1968. This College encompasses total area of about 131.38 hectares, out of which 85.55 ha. Is available at main campus.

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Historical Perspective

Kolhapur is a historical city that became famous during the pre independence era on account of the progressive administration of its ruler Chhatrapati Rajarshee Shahu Maharaj, the descendent of Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Kolhapur is the southernmost district town of Maharashtra state, situated on the banks of the Panchganga River, Kolhapur is one of the major cities of Maharashtra at an altitude of 557.21 meters with mild summers and winters, and receives an annual rainfall of 1088 mm. It is known for Mahalaxmi Temple and Great Rule of Chhatrapati Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj. The beautiful place is an abode of extravagant monuments and temples. Besides that, it is a major religious hub of the state, which is surrounded by Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is about 230 km. from Pune on Pune-Banglore National Highway. The weather is pleasant with an annual average rainfall of 1088 mm. The minimum and maximum temperature ranges from 8.5 °C to 22.1 °C and 22.4°C to 38.8 °C respectively. Agriculturally, Kolhapur is one of the most advanced districts of the state having an excellent network of agro-based industries and co-operative organizations.

Kolhapur is predominant area in cultivation of Paddy, Sugarcane, Banana, Soybean, and Vegetables. The region is famous for Dairy, Poultry farms and Co-operative sugar Factories. Many educational trusts were emerged and established in this region. College of Agriculture, Kolhapur, was also established to educate and disseminate need based agricultural technologies to the farming community of this region at Kasaba Bawada on 30th June, 1963, under Shivaji University, Kolhapur and 63 students were admitted for the first batch.

Geographical and agricultural scenario of Kolhapur region comprises of Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli districts of Maharashtra. The region located between 73 ° to 75.40° E longitude and 15° to 18.11° N latitude with a subtropical climate. Agroclimatically the region comprised of Western Ghat, Sub-Montane, Plain and Scarcity Zone. Soil group consists of light red (laterites), shallow, medium to deep black soils. The total number of land holders in the region are 15.82 lakh, whereas area under well irrigation is 3.06 lakh ha. The land use pattern and cropping pattern of Kolhapur region is as under.

Land use pattern of Kolhapur region

Sr.No. Particular Area (Lakh ha)
1. Geographical area 26.95
2. Total cultivable area 15.98
3. Area under kharif crops 11.76
4. Area under rabi crops 4.45
5. Net irrigated area 5.02
6. Cropping intensity (%) 142

Out of 26.95 lakh ha geographical area 60 per cent area is under cultivation of which 31 percent is under irrigation. The cropping pattern of the region is dominated by rabi sorghum (2.74 lakh ha followed by sugarcane (1.95 lakh ha) and paddy (1.72 lakh ha).

Land use pattern of Kolhapur region

Sr.No. Name of the crop Area (Lakh ha)
A) Kharif crops  
1. Paddy 1.72
2. Sorghum 1.65
3. Groundnut 1.51
4. Soybean 1.55
B) Rabi crops  
1. Sorghum 2.74
2. Wheat 0.72
3. Chickpea 0.62
4. Maize 0.19
C) Sugarcane 1.95

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