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Date : Sep 18, 2020
Table 24 : Pattern of Land Use and Selected Inputs for Agricultural Production
(Area in lakh hectares)
Year Net Sown Area Gross Sown Area Net Irrigated Area Gross Irrigated Area Area under High Yielding Varieties Consumption of Fertilisers (N+P+K) (lakh tonnes) Consumption of Pesticides (Technical Grade Material) ('000 tonnes)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1963-64 1364.8 1569.6 258.9 297.1 - 5.4 -
1964-65 1381.2 1592.3 266.0 307.1 - 7.7 -
1965-66 1362.0 1552.8 263.4 309.0 - 7.9 -
1966-67 1372.3 1573.6 269.1 326.8 - 11.0 -
1967-68 1398.8 1637.4 271.9 332.1 - 15.4 -
1968-69 1373.1 1595.3 290.1 354.8 - 17.6 -
1969-70 1387.7 1622.7 302.0 369.7 - 19.8 -
1970-71 1402.7 1657.9 311.0 382.0 153.8 21.8 24.3
1971-72 1397.2 1651.9 315.5 384.3 181.7 26.6 29.5
1972-73 1371.4 1621.5 318.3 390.6 223.2 27.7 35.2
1973-74 1424.2 1698.7 325.5 402.8 260.4 28.4 50.4
1974-75 1377.9 1641.9 337.1 417.4 273.3 25.7 -
1975-76 1416.5 1713.0 345.9 433.6 318.9 28.9 -
1976-77 1394.8 1673.3 351.5 435.5 335.6 34.1 -
1977-78 1419.5 1722.3 365.5 460.8 389.3 42.9 -
1978-79 1429.8 1748.0 380.6 483.1 401.3 51.2 -
1979-80 1389.0 1695.9 385.2 492.1 383.8 52.6 -
1980-81 1400.0 1726.3 387.2 497.8 430.8 55.2 45.0
1981-82 1419.3 1767.5 405.0 514.1 464.9 60.6 47.0
1982-83 1402.2 1727.5 406.9 518.3 474.9 63.9 50.0
1983-84 1428.4 1795.6 419.5 538.2 537.4 77.1 55.0
1984-85 1408.9 1763.3 421.5 545.3 541.4 82.1 56.0
1985-86 1409.0 1784.6 418.7 542.8 554.2 84.7 52.0
1986-87 1395.8 1764.1 425.7 557.6 561.7 86.5 50.0
1987-88 1340.9 1707.4 428.9 560.4 541.0 87.8 66.9
1988-89 1418.9 1822.8 461.5 611.3 601.1 110.4 75.9
1989-90 1423.4 1822.7 467.0 618.5 611.7 115.7 72.0
1990-91 1430.0 1857.4 480.2 632.0 649.8 125.5 75.0
1991-92 1416.3 1822.4 498.7 656.8 647.1 127.3 72.1
1992-93 1427.2 1857.0 502.9 667.6 654.0 121.6 70.8
1993-94 1423.4 1865.8 513.4 682.6 669.9 123.7 63.7
1994-95 1429.6 1880.5 530.0 706.5 709.3 135.6 61.4
1995-96 1422.0 1874.7 534.0 713.5 721.1 138.8 61.3
1996-97 1429.3 1895.0 551.1 760.3 764.0 143.1 56.1
1997-98 1419.5 1899.9 552.1 756.7 760.0 161.9 52.2
1998-99 1427.5 1916.5 574.4 786.7 783.5 168.0 49.2
1999-00 1410.6 1884.0 575.3 792.2 - 180.7 46.2
2000-01 1413.4 1853.4 552.0 761.9 - 167.0 43.6
2001-02 1407.3 1880.1 569.4 783.7 - 173.6 47.0
2002-03 1319.4 1738.9 539.0 730.6 - 160.9 48.3
2003-04 1407.1 1896.6 570.6 780.4 - 168.0 41.0
2004-05 1406.4 1911.0 592.3 810.8 - 184.0 40.7
2005-06 1411.6 1927.4 608.4 842.8 - 203.4 39.8
2006-07 1398.2 1923.8 627.4 867.5 - 216.5 41.5
2007-08 1410.2 1952.2 631.9 880.6 - 225.7 44.8
2008-09 1419.0 1953.3 636.4 889.0 - 249.1 43.9
2009-10 1391.7 1891.9 619.5 850.9 - 264.9 41.8
2010-11 1415.6 1976.8 636.7 889.4 - 281.2 55.5
2011-12 1409.8 1958.0 657.1 917.9 - 277.9 53.0
2012-13 1399.4 1942.5 662.8 922.5 - 255.4 45.6
2013-14 1414.3 2009.5 681.2 957.7 - 244.8 60.3
2014-15 1401.3 1983.6 683.8 964.6 - 255.8 56.1
2015-16 1395.1 1970.5 673.0 966.2 - 267.5 54.1
2016-17 - - - - - 259.5 52.8
2017-18 - - - - - 265.9 58.2
N : Nitrogen, P : Phosphorus, K : Potassium
Notes : 1. Data of Net Sown Area, Gross Sown Area, Net Irrigated Area and Gross Irrigated Area for 2003-04 onwards are provisional.
2. Consumption of Fertilizer data relate to February-January upto 1982-83 and April-March from 1983-84 onwards.
3. - : Not Available.
Also see Notes on Tables.
Source : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

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