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Table 4 Land use/land use change patterns (1993–2014)

From: Assessment of land use change and its effect on soil carbon stock using multitemporal satellite data in semiarid region of Rajasthan, India

Land use type 1993 2003 2014 Change in area (ha)
Area (ha) Area (ha) Area (ha) 1993–2003 2003–2014 1993–2014
Water body 10.08 12.24 7.65 2.16 − 4.59 − 2.43
Settlement 44.73 69.48 199.35 24.75 129.87 154.62
Wasteland 254.7 284.76 508.23 30.06 223.47 253.53
Dry deciduous 2725.2 2688.75 2577.15 − 36.45 − 111.6 − 148.05
Tropical thorn 2149.92 1527.66 1285.92 − 622.26 − 241.74 − 864
Scrubland 1372.14 1548.99 938.07 176.85 − 610.92 − 434.07
Cropland 420.66 1491.48 1528.65 1070.82 37.17 1107.99
Plantation 532.17 609.12 1005.48 76.95 396.36 473.31
Fallow land 2283.57 1560.69 1742.67 − 722.88 181.98 − 540.9