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India: Arable land, percent of total land area: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for India from 1961 to 2016. The average value for India during that period was 54 percent with a minumum of 52.4 percent in 1961 and a maximum of 55 percent in 1979. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.