Agriculture

57 8 percent of rural households do agriculture NSSO

Rural India has an estimated total of 90 2 million agricultural households which constituted about 57 8 percent of the total estimated rural households of the country
57 8 percent of rural households do agriculture NSSO

During the agricultural year July 2012- June 2013, rural India had an estimated total of 90.2 million agricultural households, which constituted about 57.8 percent of the total estimated rural households of the country during the same period, reveals a report, Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households of the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO).

The survey report further reveals that Uttar Pradesh, with an estimate of 18.05 million agricultural households, accounted for about 20 percent of all agricultural households in the country.

Rajasthan had highest percentage of agricultural households (78.4 percent) among its rural households, and Kerala had the least percentage share of agricultural households (27.3 percent) in its rural households.

Out of the total estimated agricultural households in the country, about 45 percent belonged to Other Backward Classes. About 16 percent agricultural households were from Scheduled Castes and 13 percent from Scheduled Tribes. 

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