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:-
| 1||Marginal||Below 1.00 hectare|
| 2||Small||1.00-2.00 hectare|
| 3||Semi- Medium||2.00-4.00 hectare|
| 4||Medium||4.00-10.00 hectare|
| 5||Large||10.00 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.