AGRICULTURE & ALLIED SECTOR
Agriculture & Allied Sector
 
Land Utilization
Land Utilization (Areas In Hectares)
Classification 2009-2010 2010-11
Reporting Area 8684113 8684113
Forest Area 1173669 1173669
Area Under Non-agricultural Use 1798641 1822844
Barren and Unculturable Land 21633 17126
Permanent Pasture & Other Grazing Land 6155 4844
Land Under Misc. Tree Groves Not included in Net Area Sown 55260 53216
Culturable Waste Land 30706 28751
Fallow Land Other Than Current Fallow 19514 18200
Current Fallow 322728 574244
New Area Sown 5255807 4991222
**Excluding Kolkata Metropolitan District    
Source: Directorate Of Agriculture, Government Of India, Evaluation Wing, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Area Under Principal Crops
Area Under Principal Crops (In thousand Hectars)
Crops 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012#
Aus 214.1 212.1 4212.62**
Aman 3986.3 3362.1  
Boro 1429.7 1369.9 1300.0
Total Rice 5630.1 4944.1 5512.6
Wheat 315.8 316.8 325.0
Maize 97.7 88.6 92.1
Pulses 182.4 197.1 214.7
Total Foodgrains 6242.9 5562.0 6163.3
Potato 386.9 408.8 370.0
Jute 614.4 568.5 599.0
Sugarcane 13.8 15.0 16.1
Oil Seeds 682.0 670.8 689.9
Tea 115.1 115.1 . .
Notes: #=Advance estimate      
**Kharif=Aus and Aman      
Source: Directorate Of Agriculture, Government Of India, Evaluation Wing, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Net Cropped Area,Gross Cropped Area,Cropping Intensity
Net Cropped Area,Gross Cropped Area,Cropping Intensity
Particulars Unit 2009-10 2010-2011
Net Cropped Area Hectars 5255807 4991222
Gross Cropped Area Hectars 9530276 8832348
Cropping Intensity Per Cent 181 177
Source: Directorate Of Agriculture, Government Of India, Evaluation Wing, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Yeild Rate of Principal Crops
Yeild Rate of Principal Crops     (in Kgs/Hects.)
Crops 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012#
Rice 2547 2708 2729
Wheat 2680 2760 2794
Maize 3942 3974 3949
Pulses 825 896 924
Total Foodgrains 35 2663 2683
Potato 35768 32831 28919
Jute 2573 2576 2572
Sugarcane 72786 75518 73086
Oil Seeds 1066 1048 1089
Tea 1940(E) 1984(E) . .
Notes: #=Advance estimate      
Source: Directorate Of Agriculture, Government Of India, Evaluation Wing, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Index of Agricultural Production
Index of Agricultural Production
(Base: triennium ending crop year 1981-82=100)  
Crops 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012
Foodgrains 218.9 205.9 229.0(A)
Non-foodgrains 409.7(P) 395.3(P) 385.6(A)
All Combined 267.3(P) 253.9(P) 268.7(A)
Source: Bureau of Applied Economics and Statiscs,Govt. Of West Bengal.
Production of Principal Crops
Production of Principal Crops (In thousand Hectars)
Crops 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012#
Aus 466.7 453.4 10728**
Aman 9598.0 8429.3 . .
Boro 4275.9 4506.8 4316.0
Total Rice 14340.6 13389.6 15044.0
Wheat 846.7 874.4 908.0
Maize 385.2 352.3 363.5
Pulses 150.5 176.6 198.5
Total Foodgrains 15741.7 14811.0 16535.4
Potato 13838.1 13421.0 10700.0
Jute(a) 9325.0 8137.5 8558.6
Sugarcane 1000.8 1134.1 1175.0
Oil Seeds 726.7 703.3 751.3
Tea 223.3(E) 228.3(E) . .
Notes: #=Advance estimate (a)=*000, 1 bale=180kg
**Kharif=Aus and Aman      
Source: Directorate Of Agriculture, Government Of India, Evaluation Wing, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Area under Fruits and Vegetables
Area under Fruits and Vegetables     (000'Ha)
Crops 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012(E)
Mango 88.14 89.54 90.94
Banana 40.98 42.03 43.73
Pineapple 9.64 9.93 10.13
Guava 13.40 13.57 14.07
Total Fruits 208.34 211.64 216.64
Total Vegetables 932.68 643.32 954.19
Source: Directorate Of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Production Of Fruits and Vegetables
Production Of Fruits and Vegetables     (000'MT)
Crops 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012(E)
Mango 578.00 620.17 661.53
Banana 982.23 1010.15 1053.99
Pineapple 293.76 303.66 309.86
Guava 175.75 178.85 179.78
Total Fruits 2860.92 2952.82 3055.44
Total Vegetables 13026.53 13334.29 13743.79
Source: Directorate Of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Area and Production of Flower
Area and Production of Flower     (000'MT)
Particulars Unit 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012(E)
Area 000'hect 21.94 23.07 23.90
Production        
Rose crore spikes 74.90 76.92 77.65
Tuberose crore spikes 98.39 111.47 119.57
Gladiolus crore spikes 35.01 37.42 39.17
Chrysanthemum crore spikes 13.41 13.47 14.04
Marigold 000'MT 43.89 47.87 52.07
Others 000'MT 11.29 11.38 11.84
Source: Directorate Of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Requirement and Availability of Bio-Fertilisers and Organic Manure
Requirement and Availability of Bio-Fertilisers and Organic Manure    
    2009-10 2010-2011 2011-12(E)
Items Unit Requirement Availability Requirement Availability Requirement Availability
Bio-Fertiliser MT 1050 950 1170 1050 1300 1170
Organic Manure Lakh MT 515 175 525 225 540 240
Source: Department of Agriculture, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Consumption of Fertiliser
Consumption of Fertiliser
    (000'MT)
Fertiliser 2009-10 2010-2011
Compounds of Nitrogen(N) 730.7 712.4
Compounds of Phosphorous(P) 467.3 495.6
Compounds of Potassium(K) 446.5 363.8
Total 1644.5 1571.8
Source: Department of Agriculture(Input), Govt. Of West Bengal.
Consumption of Fertiliser
Creation and Utilization of Irrigation Potential (In thousand hectares)
  2009-10 2010-2011
Potential Created upto the year    
Major & Medium 1581.49 1596*
Minor 4059.79 3825.77**
Potential utilised during the year    
Major & Medium 1117.14 670*
Minor 3322.12 2661.87**
* Irrigation in West Bengal suffered due to severe drought situation  
in the year 2010-11.    
** Estimated area based on Minor Irrigation Census Report   1571.8
Source: 1. Water Invertigation and Development Department, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Source: 2. Irrigation and Waterways Directorate, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Distribution of Land as on 30th November
Distribution of Land as on 30th November    
  Unit 2009-10 2010-2011
Area of land distributed Hectares 457677 459102
S.C.Beneficiaries Number 1112462 1131463
S.T.Beneficiaries Number 550293 561497
General Beneficiaries Number 1359969 1400601
Source:Land and Land Reforms Department, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Recording of Bargadars as on 30th November
Recording of Bargadars as on 30th November  
  2010 2011
Scheduled Castes    
Number 473646 474282
Area(in hectars) 149974 150043
Scheduled Tribes    
Number 167178 167325
Area(in hectars) 63684 63684
Others    
Number 897671 898010
Area(in hectars) 242943 243026
Source:Land and Land Reforms Department, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Production of Milk,Egg and Meat
Production of Milk,Egg and Mea      
Particulars Unit 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012(P)
Milk(Cow,Buffalo & Goat) 000'tonnes 4300 4472 4660
Egg(Hen and Duck) 000'numbers 3697839 4000869 4337300
Meat 000'tonnes 544.7 577.3 611.0
Vererinary Facilities      
Particulars Unit 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012(P)
Hospitals Number 110 110 110
Dispensaries & Health Centres Number 341 610 610
Additional Dispensaries Number 3519 3248 3248
Animal Treated 000'Numbers 10649 11199 12134
Source: Directorate Of Animal Resources and Animal Health, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Fisheries
Fisheries      
Particulars Unit 2009-10 2010-2011 2011-2012(P)
Inland Fish Production '000 tonnes 1326 1246 1290
Marine Fish Production '000 tonnes 179 197 182
Total Fish Production '000 tonnes 1505 1443 1472
Fisheed Production Million no. 12566 13453 3846
Progree of Mechanisation of Boats Number 10606 11467 12724
*Cumulative        
Source: Department Of Fisheries, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Forest
Forest    
Particulars Unit 2009-10 2010-2011
Total Forest Area Sq. Km. 11879 11879
Percentage to total Reporting Area   13.4 13.4
Reserve Forest Area Sq. Km. 7054 7054
Protected Forest Area Sq. Km. 3772 3772
Unclassed Forest Area Sq. Km. 1053 1053
National Park Number 5 5
Area Sq. Km. 1693.25 1693.25
Sanctuary Number 15 15
Area Sq. Km. 1102.21 1102.19
Tiger Reserve Number 2 2
Area Sq. Km. 2867.05 2867.05
Elephant Reserve Number 2 2
Area Sq. Km. 1391.51 1391.51
Mangrove Plantation Hectares 600 1125
Forest Revenue(P) (In Lakh) 15461.55 15223.83
Source: 1.Directorate of Forests, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Source: 2.Department of Sundarban Affairs, Govt. Of West Bengal.
Abbreviation
P Provisional R Revised
E Estimated A Advance
Q Quick BE Budget Estimate
MW Mega Watt MU Million Unit
MKWH Million Killo Watt-Hour MT Metric Tonne
EM Entreprenuer Memorandum DLHS District Level Household and Facility Survey
RCH Reproductive and Child Health GSDP Gross State Domestic Product
NSDP Net State Domestic Product .. Not Available


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