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Indian farm size shrank further by 6% in 5 years to 2015-16, census shows

With land holding getting smaller, the share of small and marginal holdings in the country, has risen to 86.21 per cent of total operational holding in 2015-16

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The average size of the Indian farmland shrank by over six per cent between 2010-11 and 2015-16, with operational holding in the country dropping to 1.08 hectares from 1.15 hectares in 2010-11, provisional estimate of the first phase of the 10th agricultural census released on Monday showed.

With land holding getting smaller, the share of small and marginal holdings in the country, (between zero and two hectares) has risen to 86.21 per cent of total operational holding in 2015-16, which comes to around 126 million, as against 84.97 per cent in 2010-11.

On the other hand, the share of semi-medium

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First Published: Oct 01 2018 | 9:13 PM IST

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