West Bengal State Marketing Board
Broad Pattern of Land Utilisation in West Bengal 2004-2005
State/district Reporting AreaClassification of reported area (Area in Hectares)
Cultivable area Area not available
for cultivation
excluding forest
Forest area
**(In Hectares)(In Hectares) (In Hectares) (In Hectares)
West
Bengal*
8687450 5812686
(66.91)
1699993 1174771
(13.52)
Burdwan 698762 479749
(68.65)
196747
(28.16)
22266
(3.19)
Birbhum 451118 343112
(79.06)
92153
(20.43)
15853
(3.15)
Bankura 687995 391025
148040
(21.52)
148930
(21.65)
Midnapore
East
396594 303406
(76.50)
92289
(23.27)
899
(0.23)
Midnapore
west
928581 594155
(63.98)
162491
(17.50)
171935
(18.52)
Howrah 138676 91609
(66.06)
47067
(33.94)
. . . . .
Hooghly 312224226435
(72.52)
85259
(27.31)
530
(0.17)
North 24-parganas386524 272055
(70.39)
114469
(29.61)
. . . . .
South 24-parganas 953368 397309
(41.67)
129759
(13.61)
426300
(44.72)
kolkata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nadia 390656 308845
(79.06)
80595
(20.63)
12.16
(0.31)
Murshi
dabad
532499 409077
(79.82)
122651
(23.03)
771
(0.15)
Uttar Dinajpur 312466 279709
(89.52)
32177
(10.30)
580
(0.18)
Dakshin Dinajpur 221907 192584
(86.79)
28391
(12.79)
932
(0.42)
Malda 370862 285603
(77.01)
83580
(22.54)
1679
(0.45)
Jalpaiguri 622700 363041
(58.30)
80659
(12.95)
179000
Darjeeling 325469 165463
(50.84)
35430
(10.89)
124576
(38.27)
Cooch
Behar
331566 264984
(79.92)
62326
(18.80)
42.56
(1.28)
Purulia 625483 444525
(71.07)
105910
(16.93)
75048
(12.00)
Note-
1.* Excluding Kolkata
2. Figures in paranthesis are percentage to total area
2.Cultivable area includes Permanent Pastures and other grazing land, land under misc.tree groves not included
in net area sown,culturable waste and,fallow land other than current fallows, current fallows,net area sown.