Government has given priority to agriculture and allied sectors in Jammu and Kashmir.
In this direction recently DC reviewed progress under 11th Agriculture Census at Baramulla.
He directed revenue officers to complete the Census exercise & uploading of data entries.
On the occasion, a threadbare discussion was held wherein focus was laid on the collection of data on the number of Agricultural Operational Holders, its land utilization, Tenancy status and irrigation facilities available etc.
This Census is completed in a phased manner and comprises three phases. The first phase of the scheme is based on complete enumeration study, whereas the other two phases are based on survey study.
It was given out that the First stage Census has been completed for 16 villages while 261 villages are under process.
She said that the crux of the scheme lies in knowing about the size of the agricultural holding and the number of operational holders in the state/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.