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Agro-biodiversity Hotspots of India

This topic covers information about Agro-biodiversity Hotspots of India

S. No.Hotspot RegionAreas Covered
1. Cold Desert Western Himalayas covering Ladakh and Kargil. Upper reaches of Lahuai-Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh
2. Western Himalayan Districts of Srinagar, Anantnag,Udhamput,Riasi, Kathna in Jammu & Kashmir,all the districts of Himachal Pradesh except the cold arid region and all the districts of Uttarakhand.
3. Eastern Himalayan All the districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Darjeeling district of West Bengal.
4. Brahmaputra Valley Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Goalpara, Kamrup, Golaghat, Darrang, Morigaon,Nagaon, Sonitpur, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh, Dhemaji and Tinsukia.
5. Khasia-Jaintia-Garo Hills All the seven districts of Meghalaya,i.e. East Garo Hills, West Garo Hills, South Garo Hills, East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills and Ri-Bhoi.
6. North-Eastern Hills All the districts of Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and the adjoining Cachar and North Cachar districts of Assam.
7. Arid Western Sikar, Nagaur, Pali, Hanumangarh, Ganganagar, Jalore, Sirohi, Jodhpur, parts of Jaisalmer and Bikaner, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Churu,and Jhunjhunun districts of Rajasthan.
8. Malwa Plateau and Central Highlands Malwa plateau, Central highlands,the Mewar plateau and semiarid south-eastern Rajasthan. Shadel, Raisen, Bhopal, Sehore, Shajapur, Indore, Ujjain, Mandasaur, Rajgarh Hoshangabad, Narsinghpur,Jabalpur, Mandla, Umaria districts
9. Kathiawar Ahemadabad, Surendranagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar,Bharuch, Surat, Navsari, Valsad, Banaskantha and Anand districts of Gujarat.
10. Bundelkhand Districts of Jhansi, Banda, Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, Jalaun and Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh and Damoha, Datia, Panna, Sagar, Tikamagarh and Chattarpur in Madhya Pradesh.
11. Upper Gangetic Plains Districts of Hardoi, Sitapur, Barabanki, Lucknow, Unnao, Rae Bareilly, Kanpur,Kannuj of Central Uttar Pradesh and the districts of Maharajganj, Sidharatnagar, Kushinagar, Deoria, Sant Kabir Nagar,Gorakhpur, Basti of North-eastern Uttar Pradesh.
12. Lower Gangetic Plains Districts of Paschim Champaran, Purbi Champaran, Gopalganj, Siwan, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Saran, Buxar, Bhojpur, Patna, Rohatas, Jahanabad, Vaishali, Samastipur, Darbangha, Madhubani, Sheohar in North Bihar
13. Gangetic Delta Broadly includes the deltaic 24-Parganas districts, and the districts of Hoogly, Howrah, Nadia, Bardhaman, Birbhum and Murshidabad
14. Chotanagpur Districts of Singhbhum, Gumla, Ranchi, Lohardaga, Palamau and Hazaribagh and Santhal Pargana in Jharkhand and Mayurbhanj district in Odisha.
15. Bastar Districts of Bastar, Bilaspur, Durg, Jashpur, Kabirdham, Kanker, Kirba, Koria, Mahasamund, Kondaigaon, and Rajnangoan of Chattisgarh
16. Koraput Districts of Malkangiri, Sonabeda, Jeypore, Koraput, Nabrangpur, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Rayagada of Odisha and districts of north eastern Andhra Pradesh i.e. Srikakulam, Vijanagaram and Vizagapatnam.
17. Southern Eastern Ghats Districts of Chittoor, Ananthapur, Cuddapah and Kurnool in Andhra
18. Kaveri Districts of Chengalput,South Arcot, North Arcot,Thiuvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Pudukottai, Thiruarur, Vellore, Kanchipuram, Dharmapuri,Salem, Namakkal, Karur and Dindigul.
19. Deccan Districts of Jalna, Hingoli, Parbhani, Beed, Nanded, Latur, Osmanabad, Solapur, Sangli, Gondia, Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khamman in Andhra Pradesh and districts of Bidar and Gulbarga in Karnataka.
20. Konkan Coastal districts of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and part of Sahyadri districts of Pune, Satara and Kolhapur of Maharashtra, all the districts of Goa and Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka.
21. Malabar Districts of Kasargod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, ldukki, Ernakulam, Alappuza, Kollam, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta & Thiruvananthpuram in Kerala, Udhagamandalam (Nilgiri) and Kanyakumari districts of Tamil Nadu and districts of Dakshin Kannada, Kodagu and Udupi in Karnataka
22. Islands Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep

Source: PPVFRA, New Delhi

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