Agrarian Structure - Land Holding

   Land Holding in Meghalaya means the operational holdings, as there is little concept of ownership under the traditional land system. The pattern of operational holdings in the State is characterised by the predominance of small and marginal farmers (below 2 Ha.) who operate 82.57% of the total cropped area. The table below shows the information on Number and Area of Operational Holdings by different size groups in the State during the year 2005.

Year - 2005
Size Class of Operational Holding
(Ha.)
Number of Operational Holdings Area (Ha.) Average Size of Holding
(Ha.)
Percentage of Holding Percentage of Area
Below 0.5053075156880.326.116.52
0.50 - 1.059410389940.6629.2316.2
1.0 - 2.055335733871.3327.2330.5
2.0 - 3.020625469832.2810.1519.52
3.0 - 4.08070259773.223.9710.79
4.0 - 5.03110130864.211.535.44
5.0 - 7.52685150105.591.326.24
7.5 - 10.068557178.350.342.38
10.0 - 20.0220266612.120.111.11
20.0 and Above303137104.570.11.3
Total1501702249571.50100100

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