Total Cropped area v/s Net Irrigated Area in India - General Knowledge Today

Total Cropped area v/s Net Irrigated Area in India

In 2006-07, out of the total cropped area of India i.e. 1930 Lakh hectares, 850 Lakh hectares was GrossWhen used in connection with dividend or interest implies amount without any deduction of tax etc. irrigated and 610 Lakh hectares was Net Irrigated. The following table shows the increased Total Cropped area and Net Irrigated area in the country.

Year  

Total Cropped Area  

Net Irrigated Area 

 

1950-51 

1330 

210 

 

1970-71 

1660 

310 

1990-91 

1860 

480 

1999-00 

1930 

570 

2000-01 

1860 

550 

2006-07 

1930 

610 

 



The above table makes it clear, that the Net Irrigated Area in the country has got increased sharply (tripled) since 1950-51 in contrast with the total cropped area. So we can say that the benefit of irrigation is available to more land now than at the time of Independence.

Last Updated: November 22, 2013

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