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7th national agriculture census beginning Tuesday

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
File: Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)

Kathmandu, April 18

The seventh national agriculture census is taking place from tomorrow (Tuesday).

For the census that takes place every 10 years, 5,200 enumerators and 1,300 supervisors have been deployed. They will visit the houses of 350,000 farmers in 753 local units across 77 districts and collect details about agricultural activities, says Hemraj Regmi, the deputy director-general at the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The agriculture census that is beginning six months after the national population census will conclude in 45 days while 19 days are allocated for data compilation.

The enumerators will collect details about livestock farming, crops and fishery done by the farmers. The condition of arable and abandoned land and fertilisers is also listed for the data collection.

The farmers will be asked 24 questions related to agricultural activities.

The country had held the first agriculture census in 1961/62.

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