Agricultural Census: Ministry of Agriculture

Details of Agricultural Census
Name of the SchemeAgricultural Census
Sponsored byCentral Government
Funding PatternCentral Sector Scheme with 100% financial assistance to the States/U.Ts.
Ministry/DepartmentDeparment of Agriculture & Cooperation
DescriptionAgricultural Census is the largest countrywide statistical quinquennial operation undertaken by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. Primary and secondary data on structure of Indian agriculture are collected under this operation using the machinery of the State governments. The first Agricultural Census in the country was conducted with reference year 1970-71. So far seven Agricultural Censuses have been completed at five yearly intervals and the eighth one is in operation in the country.The Census is carried out in three Phases.
Other BeneficiariesIndividual, Community, Women & Any Other
Benefit TypeOthers,
Other Benefits Any Other
Details The scheme is related to collection of data on agricultural holdings and its related parameters. It is not a developmental scheme and hence neither subsidy, nor training, nor loan, nor material benefit is provided to any individual or group.
Eligibility criteriaOpen to all
How to AvailData can be assessed through Website of the Division
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 04 / 1970
Valid Upto
Reference URL (External website that opens in a new window)

Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Ministry of Agriculture, 31-05-2007)