For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1961 to 2018. The average value for India during that period was 60.46 percent with a minimum of 58.84 percent in 1961 and a maximum of 61.07 percent in 1991.
The latest value from 2018 is 60.43 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 193
countries is 38.10 percent.
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The data show what percent of the land in India is arable or is used for crops or pasture.
Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. 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. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.