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Agricultural Intensity: Introduction, Agricultural Intensity in India

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Introduction

According to Department of Agriculture, GoI, cropping intensity is ratio between net sown area and gross or total cropped area. Double and multiple cropped areas are added multiple times while calculating total cropped area. Hence, . Thus, higher cropping intensity implies higher portion of net area cropped more than once during one agricultural year. This implies higher productivity per unit of arable land during one agricultural year. For example, if net cultivated area in a village is 1000 ha and total cropped area is 1500 ha (800 ha in kharif and 700 ha in rabi season) , then agricultural intensity is, .

Agricultural Intensity in India

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Agricultural Intensity: Factors Affecting Agricultural Intensity, Reasons of High Agricultural Intensity

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Factors Affecting Agricultural Intensity

Agricultural intensity depends on

  • Geo-climatic conditions like amount of rainfall, temperature, and terrain
  • Soil conditions like soil type and fertility
  • Socio-cultural factors especially land ownership
  • Infrastructural factors like irrigation, finance, markers etc.

Reasons of High Agricultural Intensity

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