Parbhani centre is located in Central and Western Maharashtra plateau eco-sub-region. The climate is hot moist semi-arid. Annual normal rainfall is 901 mm. The program is implemented by AICRPDA Centre, Parbhani, in Pangri village in Jintur Taluka Parbhani district, Maharastra state. The total cultivated area is 951.06 ha out of which 880.00 ha is rainfed. The mean annual rainfall is 835 mm with seasonal rainfall of 637 mm during kharif 2011 (June-September). The major soil types are medium deep to deep black soils. The major rainfed crops during kharif are soybean, sorghum, cotton, pigeonpea, greengram, blackgram and during rabi are sorghum, safflower and linseed. The number of small and medium, marginal and large farmers are 374, 75 and 25, respectively. The ground water table is 50 m below surface. The source of irrigation is well covering 5 per cent of cultivated area.
Normal and actual (2012) monthly rainfall at Parbhani
Normal and actual (2012) monthly rainfall at Pangri village