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Improvement in Agriculture (Land Utilisation)

In this article we will discuss Improvement in Agriculture (Land Utilisation)

Land Utilisation

Land utilization statistics are available for 92.7 per cent of total geographical area of
3287.3 lakh hectares. According to land use statistical available from states, area under
forests has increased from 404.8-lakh hectare in 1950-51 to 667.3 lakh hectares during the same period. Broad cropping pattern indicates that though foodgrains have preponderance in gross cropped area as compared to non-foodgrains, their relative share came down from 76.7 per cent during 1950-51 per cent during 1986-87.

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