India: Arable land, percent of land area

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 India

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 51.9
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 53.8
 Min - Max 51.9 - 55
 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 53.8 percent with a minimum of 51.9 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 55 percent in 1979. The latest value from 2021 is 51.9 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 14.3 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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India - Arable land, percent of land area - recent values

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India - Arable land, percent of land area - historical chart - 1961-2021




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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 Forest area, percent 24.4 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 60.05 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 43.96 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 16.62 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 571.63 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 1,785,280 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 120.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,083 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 51.9 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 3,479 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 123.8 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 193.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 125.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 724,264.0 2021 sq. km
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