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BBS to conduct countrywide agricultural census

  • Published at 07:04 pm May 19th, 2019
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File photo of farmers harvesting crops Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

 It will be held from June 9 to 20

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has announced that it will conduct a national agricultural census in mid-June.

The "Agriculture (crop, fisheries and livestock) Census 2019" will be held from June 9-20, BBS said at the inauguration ceremony of a training session for divisional and district coordinators responsible for conducting the census, held at its office on Sunday.

"The census will gather information on topics such as sizes of holdings; ownership of lands; usage of lands; quantity of cultivated lands; total production; total consumption; number of cattle and poultry farms; total manpower in the agricultural sector; agricultural equipment; food security; fisheries; and forestry," Jafor Ahmed Khan, project director and joint secretary at the Planning Ministry, said at the event.

Planning Minister MA Mannan, who was the chief guest, said: "Coordinators must undertake their duties very seriously.  As the data collectors, who are not permanent employees, are unfamiliar with the inner workings of BBS, it is the responsibility of the coordinators to see that their job is done perfectly."

The minister said training and teamwork would help with the census survey.

"Agriculture is a huge sector," Mannan said. "So the statistics gathered from the census will play an important role in planning for the future."

Md Nasiruzzaman, secretary at the Agricultural Ministry, said: "A comparative picture of the agricultural elements will be available after the census. Then we will know, for example, which areas are good for growing certain kinds of crops."

A total of 144,044 data collectors will work in the field by going to every household, while 23,142 supervisors will oversee them. The census will also have coordinators at the upazila, district, divisional and national levels. A similar kind of consensus was held in 2008.

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