Percentage Distribution of Area under Principal Crops for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in India 
(1990-1991)

Item

Scheduled Castes

Scheduled Tribes

Irrigated

Un-irrigated

Total

Irrigated

Un-irrigated

Total

Cereals

72.4

58.2

62.6

71.9

68.8

69.2

(78.0)

(63.1)

(67.2)

(79.5)

(71.3)

(72.1)

Pulses

4.3

15.8

12.2

4.5

12.3

11.2

(3.8)

(15.5)

(12.3)

(4.5)

(12.2)

((l.5)

Foodgrains

76.7

74.0

74.8

76.4

81.1

80.4

(81.8)

(78.6)

(79.5)

(84.0)

(83.5)

(83.6)

Sugarcane

3.8

0.4

1.4

3.1

0.1

0.5

(3.5)

(0.03)

(1.2)

(1.8)

(0.1)

(0.3)

Fruits and Vegetables

3.6

1.7

2.3

3.9

1.5

1.9

(3.0)

(1.5)

(1.9)

(3.5)

(1.5)

(1.6)

Other Food Crops

1.4

1.1

1.2

3.2

1.0

1.3

(10.1)

(0.6)

(0.7)

(2.2)

(0.8)

(0.9)

All Food Crops

85.5

77.1

79.7

86.6

83.7

84.1

(89.3)

(81.0)

(83.3)

(91.5)

(85.9)

(86.4)

Oilseeds

7.9

12.4

11.0

9.8

9.8

9.8

(4.9)

(9.0)

(7.9)

(4.8)

(8.0)

(7.8)

Fibres

3.2

4.8

4.3

2.7

3.9

3.8

(2.8)

(4.7)

(4.2)

(1.6)

(3.3)

(3.1)

Fodder Crops

1.7

4.7

3.8

0.4

2.0

1.8

(1.7)

(4.4)

(3.6)

(1.4)

(2.3)

(2.2)

Other Non-Food Crops

1.7

1.0

1.2

0.5

0.6

0.5

(1.3)

(0.9)

(1.0)

(0.7)

(0.5)

(0.5)

All Non-food Crops

14.5

22.9

20.3

13.4

16.3

15.9

(10.7)

(19.0)

(16.7)

(8.5)

(14.1)

(13.6)

Gross Cropped Area

(100.0)

(100.0)

(100.0)

(100.0)

(100.0)

(100.0)

Net Area Sown

73.5

80.4

78.2

85.2

87.8

87.4

(78.7)

(81.7)

(80.9)

(87.7)

(89.2)

(89.1)

Note : Figures in Brackets are for 1985-86.
Source : Report on Agricultural Census 1990-91, Department of Agriculture
             and Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India

Year: Period of fiscal year in India is April to March, e.g. year shown as 1990-91 relates to April 1990 to March 1991.

Units: (a) 1 Lakh (or Lac) = 100000.

(b) 1 Crore (or Cr.) = 10000000.

Some part of the footnotes/units may not be applicable for this table.