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Small Farmers and an Irrigation Project

Project RAJASTHAN, second largest state in India, has an area of 34.2 million hectares. Statistics on the land use pattern indicates that 44 per cent of its geographical area is under cultivation, 6 per cent is under forests, 38 per cent is barren and the remaining 12 per cent is fallow. Though agriculture is important in the state's economy, it is dependent on monsoon. Less than one-fifth of its agricultural land is under irrigation. The area under cultivation can be increased only by increasing irrigation potential in the state.

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