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Discussion :: Indian Geography - Section 1 (Q.No.2)


The percentage of irrigated land in India is about

[A]. 45
[B]. 65
[C]. 35
[D]. 25

Answer: Option C


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Raj said: (Jul 21, 2011)  
How come it's 35%?, I think it should be 65%. Because most of the land is acquired by villagers and the they live with the help of irrigation land.

Monoj said: (Jul 27, 2011)  
Such condition of irrigation in India is very poor in nature. Further steps are needed to improve our food sustainability.

Ram said: (Aug 24, 2011)  
Irrigation of land should be improved to maintain water stability it plays a vital role.

Nani said: (Oct 2, 2011)  
The proportion of irrigated land in India is 35.7 percent.

Deepak said: (Feb 8, 2012)  
Please don't think on 65%. - Raj you mean to say 65% land of India is irrigated. :).

The right answer is about 35%.

Sreerag said: (Feb 24, 2012)  
India have enough amount of rainfall in most of states.So,the need of Irrigation is less.

Pankaj said: (Apr 2, 2012)  
If most of land must be irrigated India's production of corps will be quite high. So I think it's 35%.

Vijay Bhardwaj said: (Jun 23, 2012)  
Our irrigation system not so effective than other countries, there are some reason below-corruption, our system, different type of surface, inequality of raining etc.

Srikanth M said: (Jul 19, 2012)  
The Agricultural irrigated land (% of total agricultural land) in India was 35.12 in 2009, according to a World Bank report, published in 2010. The Agricultural irrigated land (% of total agricultural land) in India was reported at 34.66 in 2008, according to the World Bank. Agricultural irrigated land refers to agricultural areas purposely provided with water, including land irrigated by controlled flooding.

Narendra Meena said: (Oct 30, 2012)  
What is irrigated land?

Dharmendra said: (Mar 17, 2013)  
Irrigating by rainfall and dipend on rainfall water is also know as irrigated land.

Shaista Ashraf said: (Mar 23, 2013)  
Indian agriculture is mostly dependent on rainfall here are less irrigation facilities available thus it may be 35%.

Sunil Kumar Sharma said: (Aug 6, 2013)  
Before reading these comments I was not aware but now I am agree with 35%.

Nadeem Khan said: (Dec 21, 2013)  
India has a large rainfall area. Agriculture irrigation land only 35.7% according WBR.

Baswaraj said: (Jan 11, 2014)  
According to 1992-93 irrigation of India land is 35.7%.

Sunil Kr. Sharma said: (Jan 24, 2014)  
World Bank Indicator India - Land use:

Agriculture Land - 1797090 sq. Km (about 60.4%).

Forest Area - 677598 sq. Km. (about 22.08%).

Agriculture Irrigated land - 35 %.

Ashutosh said: (Feb 19, 2014)  
Govt must take measure step to increase irrigation land. Such as all the rivers are connected to each other via canal, artificial raining.

Deepanshu said: (Apr 15, 2014)  
India rather being flourished with most of rivers and water resources it quite a matter of worry that India has only 35% of irrigated land.

Mounika said: (Jun 14, 2014)  
In our country agricultural depends on rain fall, it may be 35 percent.

Vikram said: (Jul 27, 2014)  
What is mean by irrigated?

Harman said: (Sep 15, 2014)  
Though there is enough land but its true irrigated land is 35%. Rest is covered by barren land, desert soil, mountains.

Aman Sharief said: (Jan 4, 2015)  
Enough rainfalls in that particular place also an reason for less irrigated land.

Mohan Meshram said: (Feb 7, 2015)  
Indian ministry should launch more projects for increase irrigation.

Rahul Raghuwanshi said: (Mar 20, 2015)  
Irrigated area means the place which is useful for agriculture, in India our former taking two main crops in which one crops depend on rain and second depend on water sources.

So the area which is irrigated by water sources is called irrigated land. And it right answer is 35%.

Ram Niwas Pandey said: (Mar 27, 2015)  
There is confusion between A and C because recent data (2014) is 40%.

Kunal said: (Jun 10, 2015)  
What's the criteria for measuring irrigation land?

Lakshmi Patil said: (Jun 30, 2015)  
I am very confused it will be 32%.

Nishant said: (Aug 7, 2015)  
What is the source? How I can trust that this one is the correct answer?

Marcel said: (Aug 21, 2015)  
The answer is very simple for those who have travelled by train. Whenever you travel by train from one city to another, do you see more buildings or fields? If its a 12 hour journey, you see only fields for eight hours. So the answer is 65 percent.

Nisar Zulkifl said: (Feb 13, 2016)  
I am confused rather to say anything, but as I remember it is 65 percent.

Varshitha said: (Feb 25, 2016)  
But correct answer is 35 percent.

Rajeshkumar said: (Apr 15, 2016)  
This section is very useful for me to prepare the exam. Thank you all.

Deepshikha said: (Jun 22, 2016)  
Dropwise irrigation was started in Israel.

Raaz Malik said: (Sep 22, 2016)  
It's the highest number of population in India compare to other countries. So that's simple peoples also need land to living. So it's easy to understand irrigated land in India is 35%.

T Goswami said: (Dec 10, 2016)  
According to 2001/2002 Agriculture census, only 58.1 million hectares of land was actually irrigated in India. The total arable land in India is 160 million hectares (395 million acres). According to the World Bank, only about 35% of total agricultural land in India was reliably irrigated in 2010.

Jitendra said: (Jan 7, 2017)  
Largest Irrigation land in India are following state.

Kerala, tamilnadu, west Bengal, Panjab & hariyana.

Komalpreet Kaur Sohal said: (Feb 25, 2017)  
I agree option c is correct.

Manali Kothawade said: (Mar 15, 2017)  
Yes, I too think it should be 35 only.

Pia Shetty said: (Apr 11, 2017)  
Yes, it is 35. I agree with the given answer.

Shivani said: (May 12, 2017)  
It is only 35 percent because in India there is a small rainfall.

Anand Kumar said: (Jun 5, 2017)  
It is only 30% because there is only small range of rainfall.

Muqeem Ahmad said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
The climate of the India is very good from other countries but in every region don't rain fall but in some places like UP Bihar Andhra to much-irrigated land is there if consider whole India I think there only 30% of the land is irrigated.

Muqeem Ahmad said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
And according to the survey 257.53 Thousand sq miles (667 Thousand sq kms) (2012) is irrigated land in India.

Aman Bhatia said: (Oct 26, 2017)  
People may cover any percent of area but how much is irrigated by any means is the question. It's right approx 35%.

Madhu said: (Dec 3, 2017)  
35% is not right. 65% land irrigated today in India.

Shamsunnisa said: (Feb 27, 2018)  
I think 64% is right.

Sathya Kamalini said: (Jul 24, 2018)  
It should be 65%. Because there is less range of rainfall.

Kireeti said: (Dec 5, 2018)  
Yeah, it should be 65%. I too agree.

Maulik said: (Feb 15, 2019)  
Yes, it should be 35 only. I agree with the given answer.

Keerthi said: (May 23, 2019)  
I think 65 is the correct answer.

Arjun said: (Jan 30, 2020)  
It's 45%.

Ann said: (Aug 21, 2020)  
Yes, the correct answer is 35%.

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