This study was under taken in the U.G. thesis work in the Dept. Of SWCE, CAET, OUAT, Bhubaneswar during the year 2018-19.
Jagatsingpur district has latitude of 20.2o
N and a longitude of 86.330
E. The average rainfall at Jagatsingpur district is around 1630.5 mm, though it receives high amount rainfall but most of the rainfall occurred during kharif
. So most of the crops get low yield due to improper crop planning. Thus, this study is proposed to be undertaken with the following objective: Probability analysis of annual, seasonal and monthly rainfall data of Jagatsingpur district. So rainfall data were collected from OUAT, Agril Meteorology Dept. from 2001 to 2017(17 years) monthly, seasonal and annual rainfall were analyzed. Probability analysis have been made and equations were fitted to different distributions and best fitted equations were tested. Monthly, Annual and seasonal probability analysis of rainfall data shows the probability rainfall distribution of Jagatsingpur district in different months, years and seasons. It is observed that rainfall during June to Sep is slightly less than 1000 mm and cropping pattern like paddy(110 days) may be followed by mustard is suitable to this region. Also if the kharif
rain can be harvested and it can be reused for another rabi
crop by using sprinkler or drip irrigation, which will give benefit to the farmers. Annual rainfall of Jagatsingpur district is 1630.5 mm at 50% probability level.
Dr. CR Subudhi, Nibedita Jena, Sukanya Suryavanshi, R Subudhi. Rainfall probability analysis for crop planning in Jagatsingpur district of Odisha, India. Int. J. Mol. Biol. Biochem. 2019;1(1):18-21.