Land Utilisation

 

 

As per the Land Utilization Statistics for the year 2011-12 (Provisional), the total reporting area (Village paper) of the State was 78.50 lakh hectares. Out of the total reporting area, net sown area constitutes 28.11 lakh hectares or 35.80 percent, 18.53 lakh hectares or 23.61 percent was under forest, 26.20 lakh hectares or 33.38 percent was ‘land not available for cultivation’ and 4.34 lakh hectares or 5.5 percent was other uncultivable area. While Fallow land constitutes 1.68 percent of the total reporting area with around 1.32 lakh hectares, land under still water and water logged area jointly constitutes 1.78 lakh hectares or 2.27 percent. The area under Social forestry was only 0.16 lakh hectare or 0.16 percent of the total reporting area.

 

The Gross Cropped Area in the State increased to 41.74 lakh hectares in 2011-12 from 41.60 lakh hectares in 2010-11. In 2008-09, the gross cropped area was 39.99 lakh hectares. The Gross Cropped Area in the State, thus, increased by 4.38 percent during the year 2011-12 over 2008-09.

 

The area sown more than once while recorded 1.04 percent increase with 13.63 lakh hectares in 2011-12 over 2010-11 [13.49 lakh hectare], the net cropped area remained at the same level with 28.11 lakh hectares during 2011-12 as it was in 2010-11. Thus, it reveals from the above that the ratio of area sown more than once to the net area sown was 48.5 percent during the year 2011-12 compared to 48.0 percent during the year 2010-11. The ratio of area sown more than once to the net sown area in the State was to 46 percent in 2009-10. The ratio of net sown area to gross cropped area, on the other hand, was calculated at 67.34 percent during the year 2011-12 compared to 67.57 percent during the year 2010-11. During the year 2009-10, the ratio of net sown area to gross cropped area was 68.48 percent.

 

Total Area and Classification of Area in Assam, 2008-09 to 2011-12:

 

District wise Classification of Area in Assam, 2011-12: