Fallow Land Development

A fallow field is a land that a farmer ploughs but does not cultivate for one or more seasons to allow the field to become more fertile again. The practice of leaving fields fallow dates back to ancient times when farmers realized that using soil over and over again depleted its nutrients.

Of the 329 mile hectares of land in India 175 mile hectare is said to be Fallow land. It is also said that we are losing 13-mile hectares of forest land as fallow lands every year. Wrong agricultural practices, improper irrigation system and expansion of cities are also the main reason for the land to become fallow.

On an average, the grazing land for cattle has also gone done due to the increase of fallow lands. We are in a stage where we have to formulate strategies to make sure that we make proper use of these fallow lands.

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