Author(s): Uma Gole

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School of Studies in Geography, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (CG) India
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Land use analysis is an important aspect of agricultural geographic studies. Land is a basic natural resource, on which every type of social, economic and cultural activities depends. The land becomes an important resource in the context of human need. In this condition land use pattern plays an important role in the solution of socio-economic problems and in the regional development. Spatial evaluation of land utilization is paying considerable attention for planning and management at local level. The planning and management of land use practices will improve the resources of agricultural products, Due to increasing population and sprawling urban development, land is not completely used for agricultural practices. Even in the good fertile land low profitable crops are cultivated. It shows improper utilization of good quality of land. Keeping all in view, an endeavor has been made to evaluate the land utilization spatially at local level. OBJECTIVE: The main objectives of this paper are as follows: 1- To find out the land utilization pattern of the Patrapathra village in 2006-07. 2- To find out the cropping pattern of the village in 2006-07. STUDY AREA: The study region is located at 22º25’52”N.Latitude and 82º02’45”E.Longitide. The Patrapathra is located in the northern part of Bilaspur district, distant 40-45 km from Kota tehsil. The total geographical area of the village is 427.46 hectares out of which 246.20 hectares area is under cultivation i.e.57.60% of the total geographical area. The population according to the 2001 census is 1095 persons. The 1.40% and 39.40% of total population belong to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes communities respectively. Being a plain land, it is main paddy growing region of this area. The soil is basically BHATA (sandy loamy soil) and MATASI (Yellow and white loamy soil).

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Uma Gole. Spatial Evaluation of Land Utilization Patrapathra village, Bilaspur district (C.G.). Research J. of Humanities and Social Sciences. 1(1): Jan.-March 2010, 37-41

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