West Bengal State Marketing Board
Ninefold Classification of Land in West Bengal by District -Contd
Current Fallow (In Thousand Hectares)
District 1980-81 1995-96 2000-01 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2006
123 4 5 67 8
West Bengal* 82.52 219.78 358.36 289.47 381.25 333.37 314.00
Burdwan 12.72 8.48 9.77 9.26 11.05 8.04 7.70
Birbhum 3.39 3.07 6.54 19.21 14.55 26.02 13.65
Bankura 9.80 20.93 62.14 34.01 45.36 41.12 42.68
Midnapore East 17.37 13.17 2.46 1.22 0.91 0.78 2.10
Midnapore West .... .... 13.80 15.60 18.32 29.98 21.84
Howrah 0.71 10.21 4.91 8.02 6.47 4.92 4.59
Hooghly 1.13 0.03 0.77 3.59 0.92 0.84 1.08
North 24- parganas 1.01 10.67 14.38 .... 4.43 2.40 1.78
South 24- parganas .... 4.68 19.18 15.25 12.92 13.66 15.28
Nadia 1.22 11.78 8.53 5.42 3.61 3.94 4.29
Murshidabad 2.69 3.06 20.57 2.87 0.92 1.82 0.92
Uttar Dinajpur 1.98 11.25 4.76 5.20 3.26 4.47 6.48
Dakshin Dinajpur .... .... 1.49 1.60 0.88 1.15 3.18
Malda 0.93 17.63 58.20 58.11 52.80 49.65 54.60
Jalpaiguri 2.18 4.00 3.20 3.57 17.94 21.46 18.39
Darjeeling 0.37# 9.77 8.80 9.48 14.91 11.15 13.99
Cooch Behar 0.19 2.88 5.64 3.55 4.21 1.26 2.20
Purulia 26.83 87.90 113.23 93.51 167.79 110.71 99.25
Note-
#--->> Siliguri Sub- Division only
* --->> Excluding Kolkata