AGRICULTURE

Nagaland is predominantly an agrarian economy with agriculture and its allied activities contributing about 30% to the NSDP of the state. Rice is the staple food and occupies about 70% of the total cultivated area, consisting about 75% of the total food grain production.

Area Under Different Land Uses in Nagaland:
(in Hectares)

Sl. No.

Classification

2001-2002

2002-2003

2005-2006

I.

Geographical Area

1657900

1657900

1657900

II.

Reporting Area for Land Utilization (1 to 5)

1585525

1581720

1581892

1

Forest

862930

862930

862930

2

Not available for cultivation

66690

67340

75444

a.

Land put to No agri uses

66690

67340

75444

b.

Barren and uncultivable land

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

3

Other uncultivated land excluding fellow Land (a+b+c)

184430

181470

176784

a.

Permanent Pasture and other Grozing Land

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

b.

Land under Misc. Tree -crops & groves not including in Net area shown

123750

123100

120418

c.

Cultivable Waste Land

60680

58370

56366

4

Fallow Land (a+b)

161015

157210

157847

a.

Fallow Land other than current fallow

74360

72710

75652

b.

Current Fallow

86655

84500

82296

5

Net Area sown (6-7)

309660

312770

308887

6

Total Cropped Area (5+7)

357310

363420

38679

7

Area sown more than once

47650

50650

77910

III.

Net Irrigated Area

64400

64490

67350

IV.

Gross Irrigated Area

73900

74290

106150

Source : Statistical Hand Book of Nagaland 2006

(http://db.nedfi.com/content/nagaland#Agriculture)

Area and Production of Principle Crops

Crops

Area/Production

2003-2004

2004-2005

2005-2006

Cereals

Area (in Hect.)

233140

228280

234200

 

Production (in M.T.)

385260

382910

381940

Pulses

Area (in Hect.)

30000

28680

29710

 

Production (in M.T.)

28900

23080

35767

Oil Seeds

Area (in Hect.)

61270

64500

68637

 

Production (in M.T.)

69960

82810

63550

Commercial Crops

Area (in Hect.)

14660

21530

358377

 

Production (in M.T.)

190450

252800

814710

Source : Statistical Hand Book of Nagaland 2006

(http://db.nedfi.com/content/nagaland#Agriculture)