Paddy Statistics

 
Image - Paddy Field
 

Rice is the staple food of the inhabitants of Sri Lanka. Paddy crops is cultivated as a wetland crop in all the districts. The total land devoted for paddy is estimated to be about 708,000 Hectares at present. There are two cultivation seasons namely; Maha and Yala which are synonymous with two monsoons. Maha Season falls during “North-east monsoon” from September to March in the following year. Yala season is effective during the period from May to end of August. When the crop is sown and harvested during above periods, the particular season is defined. However, the whole area devoted for paddy is not being cultivated due to number of reasons such as shortage of water during the seasons, prevailing unsettle conditions on the ground, etc.

  • Paddy extent: Paddy extent namely, Asweddumized (land prepared for cultivation), sown, and harvested on a complete enumeration basis was commenced in 1951. This method of data collection has since being continued each season with the active cooperation of the “Agricultural Research and Production Assistants A.R.P.O)/Grama Niladari” (GNN) who are acting as primary reporters.
  • Average yield of paddy: Average yield of paddy in Sri Lanka at district level is estimated by means of a sample survey which is popularly known as “the crop cutting survey” initiated with the assistance of FAO in 1951. At present a sample of 3,000 villages for the main season (Maha) and 2,000 villages for the second season (Yala) are selected to carry out experiments.
  • Paddy production: Estimate of paddy production is obtained for each season as a product of the acreage harvested and the average yield.

 

 

STATISTICAL TABLES

 
1. Paddy extent sown and harvested, average yield and production by district
     
Season
Imperial Units
Metric Units
 
Including Mahaweli
Mahaweli Separately
Including Mahaweli
Mahaweli Separately
2004 / 2005 Maha View   View  
2005 Yala View   View  
2005 / 2006 Maha View   View  
2006 Yala View   View  
2006/2007  Maha View   View  
2007 Yala View   View  
2007/2008  Maha View   View  
2008  Yala View   View  
2008/2009  Maha View   View  
2009 Yala View   View  
2009/2010 Maha View   View  
2010 Yala View   View  
2010/2011 Maha View View View View
2011 Yala View   View  
2011/2012 Maha View View
2012 Yala View View
2012/2013 Maha View View
2013 Yala View View
2013/2014 Maha View View
     
 
2. Provisional Estimate
 
3. Paddy Extent and Production by Variety - Yala Season 2010
 
4. Estimated Marketable Surplus of Paddy by Season and by District - 2010
 
5. Self sufficiency in rice
 
6. Paddy extent sown and harvested, average yield and production – National Level
 
7. Paddy extent sown and harvested by district
 
8. Paddy average yield and production by district
 
9. Paddy extent Asweddumized, sown and harvested by District / Divisional Secretariat Division
 
10. Paddy Holdings
 
11. Charts

 

Charts


 
  Agriculture and Environmental Statistics Division
Department of Census and Statistics, Colombo, Sri Lanka.