being the main occupation of the people of Manipur, it has an important place in
the economy of the state. Agriculture sector contributes a major share to the
total state domestic product and provides employment to about 52.19 percent of
the total workers in Manipur.
The size of the cultivated area
is about 7.41% only of the total geographical area of the State. Of this total cultivated area, 52% is confined to the valley. Therefore, half of the total valley area which accommodates 67% of the total population is occupied for agriculture purposes. The pressure on land in the valley is thus quite conspicuous.