Table-3

DISTRIBUTION OF LAND HOLDINGS

Trends in Number of Operational Holdings of Agricultural Censuses

1970-71 to 2005-06 according to major size classes

Trends in Number of Operational Holdings according of major size classes

(Number in 000')

Size Class

1970-71

1976-77

1980-81

1985-86

1990-91

1995-96

2000-01

2005-06

Marginal

1081

1274

1489

1792

2262

2610

3252

3655

Small

840

888

1057

1293

1586

1707

1909

2014

Semi Medium

788

818

918

1035

1163

1204

1259

1278

Medium

623

632

662

646

636

594

569

555

Large

219

199

183

153

129

106

90

79

Total

3551

3811

4309

4919

5776

6221

7079

7581

Trends in Area of Operational Holdings according to major size classes

(Area in 000' hectares)

Marginal

549

638

733

866

1072

1248

1492

1651

Small

1221

1319

1543

1888

2308

2480

2742

2876

Semi Medium

2205

2288

2572

2880

3200

3298

3429

3468

Medium

3792

3858

4018

3881

3770

3490

3317

3206

Large

3601

3254

2880

2364

1971

1593

1327

1184

Total

11368

11357

11746

11879

12321

12109

12307

12385

Trends in Average Size of Operational Holdings according to major size classes

(Area in Hectares)

Marginal

0.51

0.50

0.49

0.48

0.47

0.48

0.46

0.45

Small

1.46

1.49

1.46

1.46

1.46

1.45

1.44

1.43

Semi Medium

2.80

2.80

2.80

2.80

2.75

2.74

2.72

2.71

Medium

6.09

6.11

6.07

6.01

5.93

5.88

5.83

5.78

Large

16.43

16.35

15.69

15.45

15.28

15.02

14.74

14.99

Total

3.20

2.98

2.73

2.41

2.13

1.95

1.74

1.63

Source: Agricultural Census 2000-01 issued by Directorate of Economics & Statistics. 

Marginal Holdings: Below 1 hect., Small Holdings: 1 to 2 hects., Semi-medium Holdings: 2 to 4 hects. 

Medium Holdings: 4 to 10 hects., Large Holdings: 10 hects. and above. 

Note: Size of average holding reduced from 3.20 hectares to 1.63 hectares, which is much below the economic size of 2.56 hectares for Karnataka.