SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments, Asgar Hussan Samoon, on Tuesday reviewed the preparations for 20th Livestock Census in the state.
The meeting was attended by Director Animal and Sheep husbandry M Y Chaploo, officials from the finance and planning department besides other senior officers.
According to an official handout, the enumeration process in this regard has been extended to three months instead of one month and preparations were on for smooth conduct of the census.
“The 20th Livestock Census is to be conducted through computer tablets and the data entered in the tablets will be automatically synced with the servers of NIC located at Delhi,” read the handout.
For the first time, breed-wise information of different species is to be recorded while information regarding fisheries and socio-economic status of the population is also to be noted, it read further.
Samoon reviewed the progress of software updation, training and publicity and urged the officials to expedite the process so that census was done smoothly on time.
Currently, updating of existing master data set of villages and urban wards along with their codes is being done besides removing non-existent entities, it read.
“Training of supervisors and enumerators is being held and once the training and other processes are over, enumeration will start,” read the handout.
Samoon directed for creation of district and state level monitoring and scrutiny teams for enumeration checks. “Teams will be formed once the enumeration process is started as the enumeration period has been extended,” it added.