Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Kathua district being entrance to the state has location advantage. There are three agriculture subdivisions in the district namely Billawar & Basohli and Dayalachak divided in Command and Non-Command areas. Billawar and Basohli constitutes non-command area and Dayalachak sub-division falls in Command area. The topography of the agro climatic zones of both areas are different ranging from sub-tropical in command & subtropical to temperate in non-command areas. The command area is 30% irrigated & where as only 10% of the area in non command is irrigated. In respect of crop production potential the command area is quite productive than upper areas. The district is situated at 320 17' to 320 55' North latitude and 750 70' to 760 16' East longitude. The district is surrounded by Punjab in the south-east, Himachal Pradesh in north-east, district Doda and Udhampur in North and north-west , Jammu in the west and Pakistan in the south-west. It has an area of 2440 sq km's. The entire area is hilly and sloppy with continuous tracts of undulating high ridges. The average slopes varies fro 20% to 50 % general slope ranges fro North to South West to upper sides of National Highway 1-A and plain on lower sides of Jammu Pathankot National Highway. The Chir (Pinus roxburghii) and Kail (Pinus wallichiana) Deodar (Cedrus deodra) are the predominant species found in the area.