Cropping Pattern in Karnataka
(Unit: Area in lakh hectares)
Sl. Crops Year
No. 1960-61 1970-71 1980-81 1990-91 2000-01 2010-11
1  Rice 10.28 11.70 11.14 11.73 14.84 15.39
2  Jowar 29.69 22.24 19.91 21.55 17.82 12.42
3  Ragi 9.96 10.65 10.57 10.56 10.23 7.88
4  Maize 0.11 0.63 1.57 2.50 6.69 12.87
5  Bajra 5.00 5.62 5.64 4.25 4.62 3.09
6  Wheat 3.27 3.43 3.22 1.98 2.66 2.55
7  Minor Millets 4.44 5.43 3.68 1.59 0.71 0.24
  Total Cereals: 62.73 59.71 55.73 54.16 57.57 54.45
1  Tur 2.96 3.04 3.36 4.63 5.83 8.91
2  Bengal gram 1.58 1.63 1.40 2.29 3.69 9.59
3
 Horse gram
  6.19 7.09 3.53 2.95 2.21
4  Black gram 8.52 0.94 0.57 0.96 1.46 1.27
5  Green gram   1.20 1.53 2.91 4.51 4.01
6  Cowpea & other Pulses   0.87 0.78 1.14 1.15 1.09
7  Avare   0.56 0.59 0.75 0.88 0.83
  Total Pulses: 13.06 14.44 15.31 16.21 20.47 27.91
  Total Food grains: 78.80 74.15 71.04 70.37 78.04 82.36
1  Groundnut 9.15 10.27 7.90 12.12 10.63 8.48
2  Sesamum 0.64 0.87 1.18 1.43 0.98 0.87
3  Sunflower - - 0.38 8.96 4.78 4.09
4  Castor 0.42 0.38 0.26 0.22 0.30 0.19
5  Niger 0.25 0.21 0.55 0.53 0.44 0.23
6  Mustard 0.09 0.04 0.03 0.05 0.08 0.04
7  Soyabean - - - 0.24 0.63 1.68
8  Safflower 1.44 1.59 1.58 1.68 0.93 0.55
9  Linseed 0.48 0.63 0.63 0.28 0.17 0.11
  Total Oilseeds: 12.47 13.98 12.51 25.51 18.94 16.24
   Annual Crops:            
1  Cotton 9.84 11.42 10.12 5.96 5.52 5.48
2  Sugarcane 0.72 1.04 1.54 2.72 4.17 4.23
3  Tobacco 0.39 0.38 0.52 0.46 0.71 1.25
  Grand Total 102.22 100.97 95.73 105.02 107.38 109.56
Source: FRE of DE&S.