explain land use pattern in india

Asked by akamangupta1999 | 6th Apr, 2021, 08:15: PM

Expert Answer:

Land use pattern refers to the way the land is utilised.

  1. The Forest cover of the country is less than the prescribed 33% of the total country’s land. Forests occupy about 23.81% of the total land surface in India.
  2. Total net sown area of India is 46.24% of the total land in the country.
  3. Net sown area differs from state to state. While in Punjab and Haryana, the net sown area is more than 80% of the total land in the state, it is less than 10% in Arunanchal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur and Andaman Nicobar Islands. 3.38% of the total land is used for grazing while rests of the remaining lands are fallow and waste lands.
  4. In India, the land under permanent pasture has decreased.

land under forest not increased much since 1960 because there has been constant deforestation of forests for expanding agricultural fields, fro building residential areas, highways, large dams etc

Answered by Social Science Expert | 10th Apr, 2021, 03:12: PM