Table-13

YEARWISE AREA COVERED AND CONSUMPTION OF PESTICIDES.

Year

Area covered under plant protection measures in lakh hects.

Consumption of Pesticides (Tech.Grade Material) (Quantity in M.Tons)

1970-71

30.10

2107

1971-72

39.54

2767

1972-73

27.03

2100

1973-74

32.76

2291

1974-75

39.26

2472

1975-76

34.55

1546

1976-77

32.86

2156

1977-78

36.46

2976

1978-79

37.78

3060

1979-80

38.01

2331

1980-81

33.80

2631

1981-82

38.68

3190

1982-83

45.82

3224

1983-84

48.35

3600

1984-85

45.35

4112

1985-86

40.76

3277

1986-87

44.83

3263

1987-88

59.92

4486

1988-89

59.38

3946

1989-90

62.55

4379

1990-91

59.38

4170

1991-92

62.25

4295

1992-93

62.70

4125

1993-94

60.75

4165

1994-95

58.20

3705

1995-96

58.60

3924

1996-97

59.20

3665

1997-98

55.00

2962

1998-99

53.00

2600

1999-2000 56.00 2480
2000-2001 57.00 2600