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PTI Panaji
Updated: 31-10-2018 10:10 IST

The Goa's government plans to

bring around 30 per cent of the fallow lands, out of the

existing 13,193 hectares across the state, under cultivation

by next year.

Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai told this to a

gathering of agriculturists and government officers in Panaji

on Tuesday.

He said the quantum of fallow land from the current

13,193 hectares to 10,000 hectares would be brought under

cultivation within a year.

He was speaking after publishing a report on

'Agriculture Land Use Planning of Goa State' prepared by

ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning,


The report that was prepared after a detailed study

of Goa's fallow lands, has said that 13,193 hectares of land

is fallow, which amounts to 3.6 per cent of Goa's total area.

"Fallow land in Goa is equal to its 10.1 per cent area

used for food crops, 8.4 per cent of total area sown for other

field crops, 31.4 per cent of the gross area under rice, 122

per cent of the area under other cereals, pulses and other oil

seed crops, 22.1 per cent of the total area under different

cash crops of the state," the report says.

The study indicates that there is more fallow land in

north Goa to the tune of 9,638 hectares as against 3,510

hectares in south Goa.

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