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Land is the fundamental basis for most of the human or natural activities and is one of the major natural resource on earth. Primary production of minerals and agricultural products depends entirely on the availability and use of suitable land. In a state like Punjab where agriculture is the major occupation of majority of population, soils form the basis of economy. The land of Punjab is primarily formed of the alluvium deposited by rivers of Indus system. Activities like agriculture, water resources, forests, living spaces, industrial and commercial purpose, transportation, pastures etc share land in Punjab.



Source: Statistical Abstract of Punjab, 2014

Land Forms of Punjab

Source: Department of Soil & Water Conservation, Punjab


Area(%) under different land forms of Punjab

Source: State of Environment Punjab, 2014


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