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5th edition of Wasteland Atlas

5th edition of Wasteland Atlas: ( released by Ministry of rural development)
•This is significant as it takes into account 08 MHa of unmapped area of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for the first time
• Earlier editions 2000, 2005, 2010 & 2011
•Spatial extent of wastelands in India is 55.76 Mha (16.96 per cent of geographical area of the country
•India with 2.4 per cent of total land area of the world is supporting 18 per cent of the world’s population. [The per capita availability of agriculture land in India is 0.12 ha whereas world per capita agriculture land is 0.29 ha]

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