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Shamsher Singh

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Shamsher Singh
Research Scholar, Department of Geography, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Singh, Shamsher. "CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN IN RAJASTHAN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 2028-2041, Accessed Mar. 2019.
Singh, S. (2019, March). CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN IN RAJASTHAN. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 2028-2041. Retrieved from
Singh, Shamsher. "CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN IN RAJASTHAN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 2028-2041. Accessed March, 2019.


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Land is the basis resource for human activities. The pattern of landuse is complex and dynamic. Landuse studies, are important, as they are aimed to explain the occurrence of different uses in different areas. Present study is going to express the dynamics of the spatio-temporal pattern and inter-regional variation of landuse in Rajasthan during post-liberalization period. The analysis of Landuse pattern has been done with reference to 1991-92 and 2015-16. The general landuse pattern has been classified as net sown area, land not available for cultivation, cultivable waste land, fallow land and forest cover. The proportion of net sown area in the state has increased significantly from 45.22 percent in 1991-92 to 52.60 percent in 2015-16. Forest acreage has increased considerably from 6.92 percent in 1991-92 to 8.03 percent of reporting area in 2015-16 while barren & un-cultivable land declined from 8.04 percent to 6.99 percent over the period. Current Fallows and Fallow Land other than Current Fallow have significantly decrease in the same time period.