KARNATAKA STATE
CLASSIFICATION OF TOTAL GEOGRAPHICAL AREA IN KARNATAKA
Unit: Area in lakh hectares.
Sl. Classification Year
No.   1960-61 1970-71 1980-81 1990-91 2000-01 2010-11 2011-12
  Total Geographical Area 187.80 189.43 190.50 190.50 190.50 190.50 190.50
1 Forest 27.09 28.90 30.33 30.74 30.68 30.72 30.72
  Not available for cultivation:              
2 a) Land put to non-agri.uses 8.12 9.37 10.66 11.89 13.12 14.30 14.33
3 b) Barren & uncultivable land 9.22 8.39 8.44 7.99 7.94 7.87 7.87
4 Cultivable waste 6.56 6.15 5.02 4.46 4.27 4.14 4.13
  Uncultivated land excluding fallow land:              
5 a) Permanent pastures & other grazing land 17.39 16.19 13.46 10.98 9.59 9.12 9.08
6 b) Misc. Tree crops, Groves 3.66 3.11 3.42 3.16 3.03 2.86 2.85
  Fallow Land              
7 a) Current fallow 8.35 8.11 14.59 12.90 13.67 11.99 16.72
8 b) Other fallow land 5.13 6.72 5.58 4.57 4.08 4.26 5.39
9 Net Area Sown 102.28 102.48 98.99 103.81 104.10 105.23 99.41
  Total Cropped Area 105.88 108.87 106.60 117.59 122.84 130.62 120.59
  Area sown more than once 3.60 6.39 7.61 13.78 18.74 25.40 21.18
                 
  Cropping Intensity - % 103.52 106.24 107.69 113.27 118.00 124.13 121.30
Source: Annual Season & Crop Reports of DE&S, Bangalore.    
                 
  Net Irrigated Area 8.58 13.65 13.62 21.13 26.43 34.90 34.40
  Net Irrigated area % 8 13 14 20 25 33 35
  Gross Irrigated Area 9.76 15.84 16.76 25.98 32.71 42.79 41.37
  Gross Irrigated Area % 9 15 16 22 27 33 34