Out of 26 mln acres in Sindh, only 8.2 m are cultivated land says Statistics Department
fed Statistics Department released census report on alnd utilisation in union councils, Dehs and agriculture.
ISLAMABAD Nov 14,2021
According to the report released by the federal government, Out of the total land area of Sindh province, 64% of the total land area of Sindh province has become uncultivated, likewise 22 percent of the total land area in the rural areas of Punjab, 59 percent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in Balochistan 52% has been affected.
The federal government Statistics Department yesterday, has released census report of the year 2020 on union councils / Dehs / villages and agriculture.
The report says that a total of 103.88 million acres of land in rural areas of the country.
The total area of non-cultivable land in the country is 4,64,48,918 acres, out of which 52,971,892 acres are cultivable land for agricultural purposes. There are population and houses on the area of 59,248 acres.
Statistics Department’s report states that there are total 26.078588 acres of land in the rural areas of Sindh province out of which 82,76 495 acres are cultivable.
While 16.89736 acres of land has not been cultivated in Sindh province. Houses have been built on 9.92357 acres in rural Sindh, the report revealed.
In rural Punjab total land is 398,36,079 acres, of which 30040,067 acres are cultivable agriculturally, only 86.55,437 acres are not cultivable, In rural Punjab counted on 1140,575 acres there are houses.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has 20912962 acres of land, of which 73,55,013 acres of land is cultivated, while 10235,007 acres of land not cultivable.
Out of the rural areas of KPK, human population has been established on 1252922 acres of land.
In the rural areas of Balochistan province, there are 1,6935789 acres of which 72, 53, 821 acres are cultivated. However, 8822463 acres of land is not cultivable in agriculture. People live on 8,59 530 acres of land in Balochistan.
The report said, according to survey conducted 13 years back, 49% of the land was uncultivated land but now 45% land stood uncultivated land.
In 2008, 2% of rural areas of the country were under human habitation, which increased to 4% by 2020.
The report also reveals that out of the land counted in the rural areas of Punjab, 75% of the land is cultivable, in Punjab 22% is uncultivated and 3% is under human habitation.
Out of total land in rural Sindh, only 32% is irrigated, whereas 64% is uncultivated land in the province, 4% of the land counted in rural Sindh is under residential.
Out of the total land counted in rural Balochistan, 43% is irrigated, whereas in Balochistan 52% is uncultivated land and 5% is under human habitation.
Out of the enumerated land in rural KP, 35% is irrigated, 59% is uncultivated and 6% is under human habitation.
In Islamabad 40 per cent is irrigated land, 48 per cent uncultivated land and 12 per cent under human habitation.
The report also disclosed that out of total cultivated land, 52 per cent of the country’s rural land is cultivated through tube wells and wells, while 49 per cent of the land is irrigated through canals and canals.
Underground water situation
The report said that underground water level in Punjab province’s 75% in rural areas is up to 100 feet.
In Sindh a total of 5,976 Dehs it depth is upto 50 feet in 3,024 Dehs it is 51 to 100 feet, while in 1750 Dehs water depth is 101 to 250 feet, likewise in 511 Dehs its is 251 to 500 feet, in 144 dehs 500 feet, and in 34 villages underground water level is more than 250 feet.
In 1142 dehs of Balochistan is only 100 feet. while in 2079 dehs underground water level has reached to 250 feet in rural areas, 500 feet in 2150 dehs and more than 500 feet in 974 dehs.