India: Arable land, percent of land area

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 India

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 52.3
 Reference 2020
 Measure percent
 Source The World Bank

For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1961 to 2020. The average value for India during that period was 53.8 percent with a minimum of 52.3 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 55 percent in 1979. The latest value from 2020 is 52.3 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 192 countries is 14.2 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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.
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