Distribution of land holdings in Telangana

The average size of land holding in the State is 1.12 hectares as against all India average of 1.16 hectares. The share of small and marginal landholdings constitute about 86% of total landholdings, while their share in total area is around 55 per cent. About 14% of total landholdings in the state were medium, ranging between 2 hectares to 10 hectares, whereas their share in total area was 40.5 per cent.

Telangana is a Semi-arid zone area with an annual rainfall between 900 to 1500 mm in Northern Telangana and 700 to 900 mm in Southern Telangana, 80%of which are from South-West monsoon. The state has four Agro-Climatic Zones (ACZs). Well irrigation as the main source of irrigation contributes to 82% of the net irrigated area and the share of canal and tank irrigation is 10% and 4% respectively. The State has been witnessing high climate variability across all ACZs.
and the Deccan Plateau up to Bay of Bengal. However most of the flows occur only in 3 to 4 months of South West monsoon i.e., June to September. Telangana is a riverine state with major, medium and minor rivers. Of these two are major interstate rivers i.e., Godavari and Krishna flow through the heart of the state. Total water allocated to Projects in Telangana in Krishna basin is 299 TMC and Godavari basin is 954.23 TMC. Apart from the 2 major rivers, there are other 9 Nos. of small rivers such as Bhima, Dindi, Kinnerasani, Manjeera, Manair, Penganga, Pranahita, Peddavagu and Taliperu

Increase in population has put pressure on land, leading to fragmentation of holdings. The share of small and marginal land holdings in total holdings was 86 per cent while their share in total area was only 55 per cent in 2010-11. More than 60 per cent of holdings were marginal in Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Khammam and Warangal districts.

Districts Marginal Small Semi-Medium Medium Large
ADILABAD 38320 44643 31113 7611 535
BHADRADRI 75738 32202 19815 4750 573
HYDERABAD
JAGTIAL 122152 33610 14069 4141 305
JANGAON 90994 35348 15975 5459 406
JAYASHANKAR 121526 38719 15624 3353 330
JOGULAMBA 76414 39038 20267 6026 620
KAMAREDDY 156771 55496 17783 3432 230
KARIMNAGAR 104917 34191 12359 3045 219
KHAMMAM 173692 58241 26821 8381 527
KOMARAM BHEEM 37374 28260 24321 6819 589
MAHABUBABAD 89181 31077 13562 4937 860
MAHABUBNAGAR 180328 77611 38264 11618 1263
MANCHERIAL 92733 30723 16756 4654 581
MEDAK 166161 39441 10549 2151 232
MEDCHAL 19352 5239 2717 980 123
NAGARKURNOOL 142416 67658 33672 8563 841
NALGONDA 210618 96135 47503 14159 1185
NIRMAL 90750 40308 18575 4905 425
NIZAMABAD 162040 56510 16438 2857 204
PEDDAPALLI 88992 27047 10175 2063 144
RAJANNA 63243 24497 9235 2117 211
RANGAREDDY 146188 57317 28672 9788 1123
SANGAREDDY 164187 66954 28638 9524 1176
SIDDIPET 174436 60486 21161 5871 562
SURYAPET 136797 50579 23145 6577 487
VIKARABAD 118473 59028 26578 6869 675
WANAPARTHY 85944 31474 15557 4002 350
WARANGAL (R) 138108 35510 12035 3027 210
WARANGAL (U) 60877 18758 7201 1731 164
YADADRI 91480 42290 19565 5717 497

 

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