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Training session begins for agriculture census work in Hailakandi

Hailakandi, Feb 7: A training session for selected officials to assist and coordite the agriculture census operation began in Hailakandi district on Tuesday, stated a press release.

Iugurating the training session, Deputy Commissioner Moloy Bora said the district-level census as part of the 10th Agriculture Census was of paramount importance in framing of policies, fixing priorities and strategy for achieving fixed targets in agriculture sector at the tiol level. Bora said the census was a gigantic statistical operation and the information collected through it was quite significant for the policy makers, planners, administrators, researchers and academicians. “The census is a massive exercise that will be carried out in different phases and diverse periods and utmost care has to be taken to provide accurate inputs,” said Bora.

The Deputy Commissioner urged the officials to pitch in their efforts to prepare a comprehensive database and updated record on the total area of agriculture land, types of crops cultivated and details of farmers across the district. The training imparted to the selected officials included collection of data regarding number of agricultural operatiol holders in the district, land utilization, tency status and irrigation facilities available. The census was launched in different parts of the country on February 3 and the fil report would be published in 2018, officials said.

According to the official, Agriculture Census in India is conducted at five yearly intervals for collection of information about structural aspects of agricultural holdings in the country. The basic statistical unit for data collection is ‘Operatiol Holding’. Agriculture census data is collected in three phases. Detailed data is collected on sample basis from 20 per cent villages covering characteristics such as tency, land use, irrigation, cropping pattern, and dispersal of holding and on pattern of use of inputs.

Additiol Deputy Commissioner Amalendu Roy and senior officials of different departments were present on the occasion.