Natural Resources

Agriculture

  • Crops
  • Wheat
  • Maize
  • Bajra        
  • Sugarcane
  • Rice
  • Moong
  • Mash
  • Masoor
  • Gram
  • Ground Nut
  • Jawar
  • Oil Seeds like Rape,Mustard and Sun/Flower are also grown in minor quantities
  • Fruits
  • Guavas
  • Citrus
  • Banana
  • Vegetables
  • Potato
  • Turnip
  • Bottle Gourd
  • Ladyfinger
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Onion
  • Peas
  • Tomato
  • Garlic

Forests

An area of 38,483 Hectares is under forests, which is about 10% of the total area of the district. There is also linear plantation of 337 Km alongside the roads/rails/canals in the district. Trees grown in the area are:

  • Kau
  • Phalai
  • Kikar
  • Sanatha
  • Popular
  • Shisham

Livestock

  • Goat
  • Cattle
  • Buffaloes
  • Sheep

Ores and Minerals

Reserves

Jhelum has very rich reserves of mineral resources. Minerals like Rock Salt, Brine, Gypsum, Coal, Bentonite and Silica Sand are being exploited commercially by private and public sector agencies in the district. Khewra Salt mine is the biggest in Pakistan and is located in district Jhelum.

  • Major Minerals
  • Rock Salt
  • Brine
  • Gypsum
  • Coal
  • Bentonite
  • Silica Sand
  • Fireclay
  • Lime Stone
  • Marble