Geographical & Physical Features
Dausa district comes under the Jaipur division and is located in the north eastern part of Rajasthan at 26.88°N and 76.33°E. The average height of the district above sea level is 333 m. Spread across an area of 3,404.78 sq km, Dausa district is surrounded by Alwar, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, Bharatpur and Jaipur. The soil is fertile and hence, almost all types of crops can be cultivated in the region. Northern Aravali ranges surround the district.
The major rivers of the district are Banganga and Morel around which 36 dams have been built to store the river water and the water from the rainfalls. The total capacity of these dams is 7,074 MCFT.The major dams of the region are Madho Sagar Dam, Morel Dam and Sainthal Sagar Dam.
The plant species in the region are Senegal, Anogeissus, Capparis, Caotropis, Prosopis and Acacia Nilotica. The animal species found in this region are monkeys, panther, black buck, lemurs and peafowl.
There are wells and tube-wells available in the district which serves as the major source of drinking water and irrigation to the district.
2,19,575 hectares of land is dedicated to agriculture out of which 1,28,169 hectares are well-irrigated. The main crops of this area are groundnut and maize.
In the non-irrigated area, the crops of mustard and gram are cultivated during the rainy seasons while in the irrigated areas the major crops are barley, gram and mustard which are cultivated throughout the year.
During Kharif season, the major crop of the district is Bajra, and during Rabi season, Wheat is cultivated in the fertile land.