India - Arable land

Arable land (hectares)

The value for Arable land (hectares) in India was 156,463,000 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 163,618,000 in 1984 and a minimum value of 155,806,000 in 1961.

Definition: Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 155,806,000
1962 156,700,000
1963 157,470,000
1964 157,732,000
1965 158,216,000
1966 158,590,000
1967 159,780,000
1968 160,069,000
1969 159,976,000
1970 160,560,000
1971 159,756,000
1972 160,186,000
1973 161,044,000
1974 161,501,000
1975 161,838,000
1976 162,057,000
1977 162,059,000
1978 163,239,000
1979 163,444,000
1980 162,854,000
1981 162,912,000
1982 163,246,000
1983 162,732,000
1984 163,618,000
1985 163,540,000
1986 163,409,000
1987 163,205,000
1988 162,868,000
1989 163,476,000
1990 163,459,000
1991 163,182,000
1992 162,706,000
1993 162,586,000
1994 162,525,000
1995 161,911,000
1996 161,025,000
1997 161,601,000
1998 161,409,000
1999 160,975,000
2000 160,930,000
2001 160,325,000
2002 160,432,000
2003 159,799,000
2004 159,681,000
2005 159,444,000
2006 158,662,000
2007 158,022,000
2008 157,995,000
2009 157,924,000
2010 157,009,000
2011 156,979,000
2012 156,546,000
2013 156,442,000
2014 156,463,000
2015 156,463,000
2016 156,463,000

Arable land (hectares per person)

The value for Arable land (hectares per person) in India was 0.118 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.339 in 1961 and a minimum value of 0.118 in 2016.

Definition: Arable land (hectares per person) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 0.339
1962 0.334
1963 0.329
1964 0.323
1965 0.317
1966 0.311
1967 0.307
1968 0.301
1969 0.295
1970 0.289
1971 0.281
1972 0.276
1973 0.271
1974 0.265
1975 0.260
1976 0.254
1977 0.248
1978 0.245
1979 0.239
1980 0.233
1981 0.228
1982 0.223
1983 0.217
1984 0.213
1985 0.209
1986 0.204
1987 0.199
1988 0.194
1989 0.191
1990 0.187
1991 0.183
1992 0.179
1993 0.175
1994 0.172
1995 0.168
1996 0.164
1997 0.161
1998 0.158
1999 0.155
2000 0.152
2001 0.149
2002 0.147
2003 0.144
2004 0.141
2005 0.139
2006 0.136
2007 0.134
2008 0.132
2009 0.130
2010 0.127
2011 0.126
2012 0.124
2013 0.122
2014 0.121
2015 0.119
2016 0.118

Arable land (% of land area)

Arable land (% of land area) in India was 52.62 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 55 years was 55.03 in 1984, while its lowest value was 52.40 in 1961.

Definition: Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 52.40
1962 52.70
1963 52.96
1964 53.05
1965 53.21
1966 53.34
1967 53.74
1968 53.84
1969 53.81
1970 54.00
1971 53.73
1972 53.88
1973 54.17
1974 54.32
1975 54.43
1976 54.51
1977 54.51
1978 54.90
1979 54.97
1980 54.77
1981 54.79
1982 54.91
1983 54.73
1984 55.03
1985 55.00
1986 54.96
1987 54.89
1988 54.78
1989 54.98
1990 54.98
1991 54.88
1992 54.72
1993 54.68
1994 54.66
1995 54.46
1996 54.16
1997 54.35
1998 54.29
1999 54.14
2000 54.13
2001 53.92
2002 53.96
2003 53.75
2004 53.71
2005 53.63
2006 53.36
2007 53.15
2008 53.14
2009 53.12
2010 52.81
2011 52.80
2012 52.65
2013 52.62
2014 52.62
2015 52.62
2016 52.62

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use