The Agricultural Research Station, Kothara which is the western most agricultural research station of India is situated in Abdasa taluka of Kachchh district. It was established in the year 1958-59 by Agricultural Department of the Bombay state. It became part of Gujarat Agricultural University in 1973 and S.D.A.U. in 2004 when these universities were formed. The station is linked to district head quarter Bhuj by road which is about 80 km away. The state transport buses playing between Bhuj and taluka head-quarter Naliya stops at the station on request. The nearest railway station and air port is Bhuj.
The region falls in North-west Agro Climatic Zone of Gujarat State, which is characterized as semi- arid zone. The pattern of rainfall is erratic and varying from 250 mm to 450 mm. Due to this climate large area suffers from drought. The soil is sandy loam and saline. The major crops grown are bajra, sorghum, pulses like green gram, mothbean clusterbean and oil seed crops like castor, groundnut and sesamum. All these crops are primarily grown under rainfed conditions and hence they depend on rainfall received from south - west monsoon.
68o56’ E Longitude and 23o08’ N Latitude
Altitude of 50 meter mean sea level
430 km away from university H.Q.
80 km away from district H.Q. Bhuj
23 km away from taluka H.Q. Naliya
03 km away from village Kothara
Name of Research Station
Agricultural Research Complex,
Ta: Abdasa Dist:Kachchh
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