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Our land resources

The land use data indicates that the region has about 14.5% of geographic area under forests and 66.2% under cultivation (Table 2.9). District Panchkula has only 23.1% under cultivation, as compared to the state average of 75%. The area under wastelands and public pastures is negligible. The area not available for cultivation ranges from 9.4% in Ambala district to 17.3% in Panchkula district. Most of the cultivated lands have good fertile loam soils of varying depth.

Table 2.9: Land Usage Pattern (in '000 hectares)

Land Use

Ambala

Panchkula

Yamuna nagar

Haryana State

Total Area

 

160

104

183

4738

Forest land

4.6

2.9%

38.2

36.7%

21.8

11.9%

155.8

3.3%

Not available for cultivation

15

9.4%

18

17.3%

26

14.2%

432

9.1%

Pasture land

1

<0.5

2

25

Barren and uncultivable

3

3

5

100

Cultivable wastelands

<0.5

2

<0.5

36

Current fallow

<0.5

8

<0.5

192

Culturable Area

135

84.4%

34

32.7%

127

69.4%

3797

80.1%

Net sown area

133

83.1%

24

23.1%

125

68.3%

3534

74.6%

Irrigated area (Canal)

16

1

3

1396

Irrigated area (Tube well)

111

7

110

1561

Irrigated area (others)

1

 

 

2969

(Source: Statistical Abstract, Haryana, 2004-05)