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
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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