Div Com inaugurates 3-Days regional workshop

 The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today inaugurated three days regional workshop for finalization of phase-III data of 10th Agriculture Census (2015-16) at DC office complex.

The workshop was organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare) in collaboration with Financial Commissioner (revenue) J&K.

On the occasion the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir highlighted the importance of Agriculture Census across the valley in respect of growth in agriculture sector.

He further said that the census will not only update the agricultural details but will also help in identifying potential and scope of Agriculture Crops in Kashmir.

Additional Director General (ADG), Ministry of Agriculture Rakesh Kumar Kamra informed that Agriculture Census in the country is conducted at five yearly intervals to collect and derive quantitative information about structural characteristics of operational holdings in the country. The scope and coverage of the survey have been expanding over the years keeping in view of the data requirements for planning and execution of Agriculture Programmes. He further said that in addition to information on soil health, data on input use, such as use of certified and notified seeds, high yielding variety seeds, Hybrid seeds, pest control measures adopted by cultivators, educational qualification, age and size of households of operational holders are also collected through this survey. The present input survey will also investigate data on use of agricultural implements, equipment, machines under owned and hired classification.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal, Deputy Director General, Senior Consultant, Deputy Director & Statistical Officer Ministry of Agriculture (Govt of India), Joint Secretary and Under Secretary of Jharkhand, Under Secretary & Deputy Director of Gujrat, Joint Director, Senior Research Officer & Statistical Officer of Assam, RO Agriculture Census & ARO of Himachal Pradesh, concerned officers of J&K, Chief Project Coordinator & officials of NIELT Kolkata, and other concerned officers are participating the three day workshop.