Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai, on Tuesday, said that the government is planning to bring around 30 per cent of the fallow lands under cultivation, out of the existing 13,193 hectares across Goa, within a year.
Sardesai was speaking after publishing a report on ‘Agriculture Land Use Planning of Goa State’. The report was prepared by ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning.
The report, which was prepared after a detailed study of fallow lands has revealed that 13,193 hectares of land is fallow, which amounts to 3.6 per cent of Goa’s total area.
“Fallow land in Goa is equal to its 10.1 per cent area used for food crops, 8.4 per cent of total area sown for other field crops, 31.4 per cent of the gross area under rice, 122 per cent of the area under other cereals, pulses and other oil seed crops, 22.1 per cent of the total area under different cash crops of the state,” the report says.