Govt launches 11th agricultural census 2021-22
Recently the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has started the "Eleventh Edition" of the Agriculture Census to be conducted every 5 years.
Eleventh Agricultural Census
Agriculture census work will start in August 2022.
For the first time, the data collection for Agriculture Census will be done on smartphones and tablets, so that the data is available in a timely manner.
Use of digital land records such as land title records and survey reports.
Collection of data through app/software using smartphone/tablet.
Enumeration of all villages in non-land record states during Phase-I as done in land record states.
Real time monitoring of progress and processing.
Operating Authority: Agriculture Census is conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture.
Agriculture Census is conducted every 5 years, which is being conducted late this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The entire census is conducted in three phases and the operational ownership for data collection is viewed as a statistical unit at the micro level.
Based on the Agriculture Census data collected in three phases, the department presents three detailed reports analysing trends on various parameters at all India and State/UT level.
District/Tehsil level reports are prepared by the respective States/UTs.
The first agricultural census was conducted in the year 1970-71.
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