The total cropped area/Gross Cropped Area in India in 2008-09 is 195.10 Million Hectares.29.
The area sown more than once 2008-09 is 53.74 Million Hectares30.
The cropping pattern of a region refers to the proportion of an area under different crops at a given particular of time.
Factors influencing cropping pattern:
1. Natural factors: Among the natural factors, land forms climate and rainfall are important.
2. Economic factors: Commercial crops are growing in vast holdings. Getting more price for their crops is the main purpose of growing such crops.
3. Social factors: Traditions, superstitions, illiteracy etc. play an important role in determining this cropping pattern.
4. Farmers' attitude:
5. Water availability
6. Transport facilities, market, hybrid seeds, chemical fertilizers, land development etc. influence cropping patterns.