Training programme on 11th Agricultural Census held at Bandipora

BANDIPORA: A day long training programme on the 11th Agricultural Census with reference year 2021-22 was organized in district Bandipora by the Office of Financial Commissioner (Rev.) J&K at the conference hall of mini Secretariat, here.
The programme was attended by various Revenue Officers/Officials consisting of Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars, Girdawars and Patwaries of district Bandipora.
At the outset, M Farooq Shah, Deputy Director (Planning) from the office of Financial Commissioner Revenue, J&K welcomed all the participants and highlighted the importance of the scheme and after that 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 etc.
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. The Agricultural Census is a large Statistical Operation and the information collected through it is quite significant for the policy planners both at national as well at State/UT level, he added.
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 based system.

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