Thursday, October 6, 2022

State-level training programme on agriculture census held in Kohima


A state-level training programme on the 11th Agriculture Census 2021-22 for field officers and supervisors under ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New Delhi was held on in the conference hall of the directorate of Agriculture, here, on Friday.
Speaking at the training programme, director of Agriculture, M. Ben Yanthan said the training was aimed at providing crucial information on structural aspects of Indian agriculture which continue to be the main stay of economy in India.
Informing that the agriculture census in India relied on the system of land records as prevalent in large part of the country, Yanthan said the 11th Agriculture Census 2021-22 was different from the previous census as the centre had taken up new initiatives to improve data collection process.
He added that the collection process should be accurate and efficient since it would enable conducting of Agriculture Census on complete enumeration basis in all villages.
Informing that another change was the use of digitalised land records, he said the manual feature on Instructions of Data Collection Schedule (Phase-I) will be provided to all the field officers and supervisors for ready reference and better compilation.
Speaking at the inaugural session, deputy director (AC) ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Krishi Bhavan New Delhi, R.N Soreithem said this was the first time that the agriculture census was being conducted in all the villages across the country.
He said till date, it has done a 20% coverage in all the North Eastern states.
Soreithem informed that for the Census, one master trainers’ training was conducted in all the states so that respective states would conduct trainings for supervisors and primary workers.
For this census, the main stakeholders would be field workers and supervisors since they play roles in the data collected by primary workers which would be verified by all the supervisors, he informed.
In a brief speech, additional director, Peter Yanthan urged upon the staff to take the training programme seriously.
Expert from the department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, (Agriculture Census Division), New Delhi, R N Soreithem, deputy director and master trainers from the directorate Census Cell will be imparting the training.