President gives data as Argi-census begins


DHAKA, June 9, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today provided data of his agricultural products on the occasion of Agricultural Census-2019 in presence of Planning Minister MA Mannan at Bangabhaban here this evening.

As part of the census, the enumerators collected data from the President 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, President Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.

The head of the state termed the agri-census a very important programme to implement various development plan of country.

Abdul Hamid advised the enumerators to collect true and correct information during the census.

“The agri-census will help to take proper and plan-wise decision to gear up the pace of development and progress of Bangladesh,” he added.

During the meeting, the planning minister apprised the President of overall activities of the Agri-Census-2019.

Mannan informed him that starting from today, the field-level data collection for the Agriculture Census-2019 would continue till June 20, for which as many as 1.5 lakh enumerators will work across the country.

Statistics and Informatics Division Secretary Saurendra Nath Chakrabhartty, BBS Director General of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) Krishna Gain, secretary concerned to the President were also present there.

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics operates the agricultural census every ten years.

To make this census a success, the BBS has already held a three-day special training programme for the census coordinators at division and district levels.

According to the BBS, the first zonal operations for the census took place from December 1 to 20 last year while the second zonal operations took place from February 9 to 20 this year.

Earlier, such agriculture census was carried out in the country in 1960, 1977, 1983-84, 1996 and 2008.