20th Livestock Census to Be Conducted from 1st October in All Districts of the Country (Important) (Download PDF)


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20th Livestock Census will be conducted in all districts of Indian Union in participation w/all States & UTs. States/UTs are requested to start census operations from 1st Oct. , 2018.

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  • Success of this novel initiative is dependent on full cooperation & commitment from all States/UTs Govt.

  • Enumeration will be done in all villages & urban wards.

  • Various species of animals (Cattle, Buffalo, Mithun, Yak, Sheep, Goat, Pig, Horse, Pony, Mule, Donkey Camel, Dog, Rabbit & Elephant) / poultry birds (Fowl, Duck, Emu, Turkeys, Quail & other poultry birds) possessed by households, household enterprises/non-household enterprises & institutions will be counted at their site.

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Digital India and Livestock Census

  • Major thrust of 20th Livestock Census would be data collection thru tablets/computers which aims to fulfil objective of Digital India Programme.

  • Tablets procured under NMBP Scheme will be used for data collections of 20th Livestock Census for which necessary support is provided to States under that scheme.

  • Mobile Application software is developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) for collecting transferring data online.

  • It is expected that data collection thru Tablets will be of great help in reducing time gap in data collection, data processing & report generation.

20th Livestock Census Would Be Breed-Wise Livestock Census

  • 20th Livestock Census would be breed-wise Livestock Census which will be helpful for framing policies or programmes for breed improvement.

  • Breed-wise information of livestock & poultry will be collected from every survey unit.

  • Initiatives on collection of breed-wise reliable information of various species will give vital information for determination of threatened indigenous breeds & to take initiatives for their conservation.

  • Breeds of various major species including poultry as registered by National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) will be covered in Livestock Census.

Fishery Aspect

  • Latest data on fishermen folk are available as per Livestock Census 2003 only.

  • Fishery part is very imp. component so as to capture information of fishermen families & infrastructure available for both inland & marine sector.

Background on Livestock Census

  • Livestock Census is conducted in country periodically since 1919 - 20.

  • Livestock Census usually covers all domesticated animals & headcounts of those animals will be carried out during specific time period.

  • 19 such census are conducted in participation w/State Govt. & UT Administrations.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 3, 2018

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