LAND USE PATTERN IN BATTICALOA DISTRICT
(ESTIMATED & PROVISIONAL)
Land Use Category M.N K.K.Y M.P M.S.&E.P P.P M.S.W M.W E.T E.P K.P K.P.W K.P.N Total
Urban Land Builttup Land 1830 160 20 85 20 20 15 20 850 500 500 2 4022
Agriculture
 Land
Homesteads 980 14 132 860 2006 1350 2900 8 4200 3600 1493 4891 22434
Paddy 744 _ 300 720 9085 6190 11655 18 13854 11215 2402 2195 58378
Highland 112 25 50 330 200 300 640 5 1300 1000 461 1000 5423
Perennial Crops 20 2 5 40 60 40 80 0 176 204 190 175 992
Permanent Crops 180 10 100 280 400 300 800 3 1800 1800 800 2950 9423
Coconut 610 25 780 440 594 350 310 80 1800 2000 150 1000 8139
Cashew - New Plantation 115 _ 400 325 50 100 _ 140 370 300 85 _ 1885
Cashew - Exisiting Extent 350 _ 200 280 75 50 50 62 920 900 250 1200 4337
Sparaely used land 90 _ 20 80 770 730 1080 _ 5000 4000 900 5507 18177
Forest Land Dry Monsoon Forest _ _ _ _ _ 730 2500 _ 6700 5000 1400 5540 21870
Wet Monsoon Froest _ _ _ _ _ 690 1500 _ 3600 3700 800 4000 14290
Forest Plantation _ _ _ _ _ 200 400 _ 800 900 1700 800 4800
Range Land Scrub Land  110 _ 27 10 800 580 3600 10 7700 4000 2800 7000 26637
Grass Land 90 _ 20 30 450 280 1290 _ 4900 3800 2000 7300 20160
Wet Land Mangroves  90 _ 25 80 190 110 120 _ 281 240 200 270 1606
Water   1083 113 1083 1610 1690 3650 1730 25 4265 2391 869 4390 22899
Barran Land   1105 20 10 80 330 490 600 3 4900 3000 600 6780 17918
TOTAL 7509 369 3172 5250 16720 16160 29270 374 63416 48550 17600 55000 263390
 
Source: Statistical Depatrment