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Bpr hosts training programme on 11th Agricultural Census

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BANDIPORA: A day long training programme on the 11th Agricultural Census with reference year 2021-22 was organized in district Bandipora.

The event was organized by the Office of Financial Commissioner Revenue J&K.

At the outset, Deputy Director Planning M Farooq Shah from the office of Financial Commissioner Revenue J&K welcomed all the participants and highlighted the importance of the scheme.

Later, the technical team explained all the technicalities of the scheme with the help of Power Point Presentation.

The training focused mainly on the collection of data on the number of Agricultural operational holders, its land utilization, Tenancy status and irrigation facilities available.

On the occasion, the Deputy Director Planning said that the Agricultural Census is a quinquennial Census.

This Census is completed in a phased manner and it comprises of three phases.

The first phase of the scheme is based on complete enumeration study, whereas the other two phases are based on survey study.

“The crux of the scheme lies in knowing about the size of the agricultural holding and the number of operational holders in the UT,” he said, adding that the Agricultural Census was a large statistical operation and the information collected through it is quite significant for the policy planners both at national as well at UT level.

The 11th Agriculture Census 2021-22 will chart a new course in data collection and dissemination as the traditional method of using pen and papers would be replaced by Android App and web base system.

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