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Table No: 8 Distribution of Paddy Holdings by Operational Status
 Extent in Acres
Size Class According to Paddy Extent
Paddy Land Owned
and Operated by him
Paddy Land Owned by
Others but Operated by him
Total Number
of paddy Land
Operators
Total
Paddy Extent
Operated
Number
Extent
Number
Extent
Less than 1/4 Acre 32,851 4,594 6,460 913 39,311 5,507
1/4 - < 1/2 Acre 97,691 28,175 31,952 9,396 129,643 37,571
1/2 - < 1 Acre 165,350 96,183 75,641 44,183 240,991 140,366
1 - < 2 Acre 161,095 190,001 75,642 87,303 236,737 277,304
2 - < 3 Acre 128,556 290,800 33,680 74,503 162,236 365,303
3 - < 4 Acre 40,205 123,768 8,878 27,445 49,083 151,213
4 - < 5 Acre 11,686 48,175 3,034 12,458 14,720 60,633
5 acres and above 19,156 143,500 5,128 36,642 24,284 180,142
Total
656,590 925,196 240,415 292,843 897,005 1,218,039
 
Source: Census of Agriculture 2002, Department of Census and Statistics
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