Q. Consider the following statements about the land classification of Gupta period:
1. Vasti was the habitable land while Khila was waste land.
2. Aprahata was the forest land while Gapata Saraha was pastoral land.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

As stated in Paharpur plates, an officer called ustapala maintained records of all the land transactions in the district and the village accountant preserved records of land in the village. During the Gupta period, the land was classified as detailed below. 

Kshetra Cultivatable land 
Khila Waste land 
Aprahata Jungle or waste land 
Vasti Habitable land 
Gapata Saraha Pastoral land 


Source: Tamil Nadu state board.