Categorisation of Farmers

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Categorisation of Farmers

As per the results (provisional) of latest Agriculture Census 2015-16, the operational holdings are categorised in five size classes as follows:-

Sl. No.CategorySize-Class
      1MarginalBelow 1.00 hectare
      2Small1.00-2.00 hectare
      3Semi- Medium2.00-4.00 hectare
      4Medium4.00-10.00 hectare
      5Large10.00 hectare and above
  • The operational holdings are also classified in three social groups, viz., Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Others.
  • The average size of land holdings for all social groups is highest in Nagaland(5.06) hectare and lowest in Kerala (0.18) hectare.
  • The overall size of land holdings for all social groups at all India level is 1.08 hectare.
  • To improve the condition of Small  and Marginal farmers and to double the income of farmers by 2022, Government is realigning its interventions from production-centric approach to farmers’ income-centric initiatives, with focus on better and new technological solutions.

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