What happens by setting up industries on 21 lakh hectares of desolate land?
Gandhinagar: The deserted deserted and cultivable land, which was 26 lakh hectares in 2005-06, has dropped to 21 lakh hectares in 10 years. 13.80% of the land in Gujarat is deserted and deserted. In Kutch district, 36.92% of such land is due to desert. More than 1.55 lakh hectares of land in Surendranagar, Jamnagar-Devbhumi Dwarka due to the coastline and Bhavnagar M, more than 10 percent of the land in these 3 districts is saline. In the rest of the district, less than 10 per cent of the land is barren. It is recommended to set up industries only on such land. In Gujarat, the use of such barren wasteland and cultivable land is considered to be a good sign.
Gandhinagar is the least land deserted. Where 1 thousand hectares of land is badly deserted. 89 thousand hectares of land is deserted in Surendranagar. In Kutch, 16.85 lakh hectares of land was deserted in 2006-7, which is 14.59 lakh hectares in 2015-16. Thus, 2.26 lakh hectares of land has fallen in Kutch. 5 lakh hectares of land has been reduced to 50% of the land of Kutch.
13.75 lakh hectares of land was cultivated which is now due to non-cultivated land industries and residential and roads. That was just 11.62 lakh hectares of land 10 years ago. Thus, 2 lakh hectares of land has been consumed by cities and industries. Of this, 1 lakh hectares of land has been given to the industries. If those industries were established on deserted and wasteland, there would have been farming today.