Agricultural land (sq. km) in India 1810400.0 1825730.0 [+]
Agricultural land (% of land area) in India 60.9 61.4 [+]
Arable land (hectares) in India 162788000.0 162717000.0 [+]
Arable land (hectares per person) in India 0.2 0.2
Shrinking Agricultural land in India - 2011
The cultivable land in India has shrunk marginally by 0.43% to 182.39 million hectare in last five years.
This is due to shift in area for non-agricultural purposes such as buildings, road and railways among others.
The total agricultural land in 2003-04 was 183.19 million hectares against 182.39 million hectare in 2008-09, a fall of 0.80 million hectare, according to the government data.
Updated 14 June 2015.
First published 26 Oct 2014