Changes in Land Use Pattern in Sample Village, Ambedkarnagar District
*Corresponding Author: Dr. Alok Pandey, Department of Geography, Mohd. Yusuf Mahavidyalaya, Sandkhera, Sandila, Hardoi, U.P.
Changing Pattern of land use is not a new phenomenon; rather this is a constant process which has been continuously taking place over time and space. The socio-economic and technical organizational factors are interacting with one another over time and again for maintaining the continuity of such process and the result of which is reflected on the land use pattern.
The land use pattern of a region at a particular time is determined by the combined interactions among the physio-climatic, socio-economic and institutional frame work taken together. The locational advantage of the region in relation to other aspects of economic development e.g. those relating to transport as well as to industry and trade are the few important aspects which govern the land use pattern of an area. In present paper an attempt has been made to analyze that whether the present pattern is in some sort of static harmony or adjustment with the other main characteristics of the economy of the region.
The sample village is predominately rural and agrarian. It has an area of 37.65 sq.km. with a total population of 45757(2011). The climate on the whole is monsoonal. Physio-graphically it is divided into two parts. The study region is a part of middle Ganga plain. The analysis has been made at sample village to show the changes in general categories of land use i.e. (i) forest area (ii) land not available for cultivation (iii) culturable waste land (iv) fallow land (v) net sown area.
Physio-climatic land use, forest land, land not available for cultivation, culturable waste land, fallow land, change in net sown area.