India: Percent agricultural land

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 India

Percent agricultural land

 Latest value 60.05
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 60.43
 Min - Max 58.84 - 61.07
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1961 to 2021. The average value for India during that period was 60.43 percent with a minimum of 58.84 percent in 1961 and a maximum of 61.07 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2021 is 60.05 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 193 countries is 38.17 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
India - Percent agricultural land - Recent values chart

Historical chart
India - Percent agricultural land - historical chart - 1961-2021




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.

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 Percent agricultural land 60.05 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 42.86 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 16.73 2022 percent
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 Agricultural land 1,785,280 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 123.3 2022 index points
 Precipitation 1,083 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 51.9 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 3,567 2022 kg per hectar
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 Fertilizer use 193.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
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 Forest area, sq.km 724,264.0 2021 sq. km
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