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Zhejiang releases land resource data

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: December 7, 2021 L M S

Zhejiang authorities recently released the results of the Third National Land Resource Survey of Zhejiang Province.

The survey was launched in September 2018 under the instruction of the State Council and concluded on Dec 31, 2019.

As of Dec 31, 2019, Zhejiang was home to 1.29 million hectares of farmlands, 760,300 hectares of orchards, 6.09 million hectares of forests, 63,500 hectares of grasslands, 165,200 hectares of wetlands, 1.15 million hectares of developed land for cities, towns, villages, mines, and scenic spots, 246,900 hectares of land for transport infrastructure, as well as 702,500 hectares of water area and hydraulic sites.

The province's per capita farmland area was 0.3 mu (0.02 hectares), down from 0.56 mu in 2009. On the other hand, Zhejiang's forests increased by 6.09 million mu in area from 2009 to 2019.

"Many farmlands have been converted by rural villagers into orchards, forests, and ponds in their consistent efforts to restructure the agriculture sector and restore the natural ecology," an official from the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Natural Resources explained.

From 2009 to 2019, the province's ratio of GDP to construction land area rose from 148,800 yuan ($23,332) per mu to 312,800 yuan per mu.


Villagers plant wild rice in Jingning She autonomous county, Zhejiang province. [Photo/Li Suren/For China Daily]