The field-level collection of data for the Agriculture Census-2019 will begin in the country on June
9 and it will continue till June 20.
During this time, the enumerators will collect data on food grains, fisheries and livestock, size of the agriculture households, land use, size of the cultivated land, number of cattle and poultry, agricultural machineries, food security, fisheries and forests in the urban and rural areas across the country.
To make this Census a success, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is holding a three-day special training programme for the census coordinators at division and district levels.
Planning minister MA Mannan inaugurated the training programme on Sunday as the chief guest held at the BBS Building in the city.
Fisheries and livestock secretary Md Raisul Alam Mondol and agriculture secretary M Nasiruzzaman spoke on the occasion as special guests.
Statistics and informatics division secretary Saurendra Nath Chakrabhartty also spoke while BBS director general Krishna Gain was present.
Speaking on the occasion, planning minister said that a modern training institute would be set up on statistics and suggested the statistics division to submit a Development Project Proposal (DPP) to the Planning Commission in this regard.
He said that the information gap between the BBS and agriculture ministry and other ministries should have to be reduced.
Mannan said that teamwork was needed to properly conduct the agriculture census adding, ‘You’ll take training and then work for the country.’
According to the BBS, the first zonal operations took place from December 1-20 last year while the second zonal operations took place from February 9- 20 this year.
Earlier, such Agriculture Census was carried out in the country in 1960, 1977, 1983-84, 1996 and 2008.
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