Decrease in agricultural holdings

A decrease in agricultural holdings

  • As per the latest  Agriculture Census, the average size of operational holdings has decreased from 2.28 hectares in 1970-71 to 1.84 hectares in 1980-81, to 1.41 hectares in 1995-96, and to 1.08 hectares in 2015-16.
  • Year Operational landholding
    1970-71 2.28 ha
    1980-81 1.84 ha
    1995-96 1.41 ha
    2015-16 1.08 ha
  • In order to make small holdings more viable and to assist augmentation of farm incomes, Government has taken several measures including adoption of modern technologies and practices like multiple cropping, intercropping and integrated farming systems.
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