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Livestock Census of 15 species to be completed in 30 days

New Delhi: September 14,2012

Livestock Census is conducted all over the country through Department of Animal Husbandry of respective States/Union Territories from 15.09.2012 to 15.10.2012 with reference date as 15.10.2012 except in Jammu & Kashmir and Sikkim, wherein the reference dates are 30th October 2012 and 30th November 2012 respectively. The 15 species of livestock and poultry birds of this country will be completely enumerated during the period. Suitable statistical methods are adopted to report the livestock and poultry of the country on the date of reference. Livestock census will help in formulating policies for requisite infrastructure in States/UTs for improving productivity of livestock sector; promoting infrastructure for handling, processing and marketing milk and milk products; preservation and protection of livestock through provision of health care; and strengthening of efforts for development of superior germplasm for distribution.

About 2 lakhs personnel will be involved in actual data collection. Urgent measures are being taken up by all States/Union Territories to start enumeration work in time. Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India is providing uniform methodology and necessary financial assistance to all States/Union Territories to conduct livestock census.


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