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Marginal & small holdings undergo increased fragmentation & contracted size between 2010-11 and 2015-16, indicates latest Agriculture Census

Marginal & small holdings undergo increased fragmentation & contracted size between 2010-11 and 2015-16, indicates latest Agriculture Census

December 13, 2018

Just a few days ahead of the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi NCR, the provisional results of the Agriculture Census 2015-16 became available in the public domain. The report, among other things, highlights the long-terms problems affecting Indian agriculture including fragmentation of land holdings (particularly the marginal and small ones) and shrinking average size of farm land. The provisional results of the latest Agriculture Census reveal that at the national level the average size of operational holdings reduced from 1.15...

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