Eswara Naick M , Prof.Krishna Kumari A
The pattern of land use is complex and dynamic and spatially it is variable. “The complex land use pattern in an area manifests the outcome of trial and errors of many thousand years of settlement. The present pattern of land use in India is the result of long continued operation of the whole range of environmental factors but modified by socioeconomic and historical elements" (Shafi 1966). The need of the hour is a careful planning of land resources for the future which must take the present and past trends into full consideration. Any land use planning must accordingly be dynamic and static, flexible and not rigid, capable of being adapted to changing conditions, not for getting the changing habits of the people (Stamp 1962). The geographer by applying his technique of survey, mapping, analysis and interpretation would provide, the correct base to evolve a rational scheme of land use planning (Shafi 1967).Agricultural land use planning should not be considered merely as the rational use of land put to cultivation and bringing more land under plough making it viable for cultivation, but should include conservation of land from erosion, salinity, water logging, development of nutrients through multiple cropping system, improving the fertility of land, application of modern technology and lastly the impact of over exploitation of land (Sinha and Mandal 1979). It is in this context an endeavour is made here to study the spatio-temporal patterns of land use in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)

Published on : 2021-11-26

Vol : 7
Issue : 11
Month : November
Year : 2021
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