Govt launches 11th agricultural census 2021-22

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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.

It includes 

  • 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.

Agricultural census

  • 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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