The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has devoted its 70th Round of National Sample Surveys to the subject of Land & Livestock Holdings, Debt & Investment and Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households. This survey will be conducted during January-December 2013 all over the country.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jena said, the survey aims at collecting data for deriving different indicators such as ownership of land holdings, operational holdings, pattern of land use, details of crop production/animal farming activities of the holdings, seasonal variation in operational holdings of household, ownership of livestock, poultry & duckery in rural areas, quantitative information on stock of household assets, incidence of indebtedness, capital formation, etc. in both rural and urban areas and comprehensive picture of farming community to assess/analyse impact of transformation induced by public policy, investment and technological changes on farmer™s access to resources and income as well as of farmer households. Data will be collected from the sampled households by interviewing the head of household or any other member who is better informed in the family about the subjects of the survey.
Shri Jena said, the survey will be completed by December 2013. Processing of massive data collected in survey will take about a year and key results are expected to be released by December 2014.