What is the Net Sown Area and Gross Cropped Area?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 5th, 2022

The area of land on which crops are sown and harvested is called Net Sown Area. The area on which crops are sown more than once in the same year is counted only once. On the other hand, Gross cropped area refers to the total area sown once as well as more than once in a particular year. In this, the piece of land on which crop is grown twice, the area is counted twice.

New Initiatives to Increase the Production of Crops

The new programmes launched by the government of India for increasing the production of crops and the income of the farmers are:

  • Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA).
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana.
  • e-NAM initiative.
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana (PM-KPY).
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
  • “Per Drop More Crop” under flagship Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).

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  • Net Sown Area refers to a piece of land where crops are sown and harvested whereas Gross cropped area is the total area sown once as well as more than once in a particular year.

  • The difference between the net sown area and the gross cropped area is that in the net sown area crops are sown more than once in the same year and are counted only once. In contrast, in gross cropped area, the area of land on which a crop is grown twice, the area is counted twice.

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