Do you Know?

  • Only 46% of India’s net sown area (land which is sown at least once) is irrigated. The remaining 54% supports 44% of the population and depends completely on the monsoon rains (Ministry of Agriculture)

  • The gap in monthly expenditures between tribal households and upper castes increased from 49% in 1999-2000 to 53% in 2011-12 in rural areas and from 45% to 48% in urban areas. (NSSO)