- Category: ISS
The Integrated Sample Survey for estimation of Major Livestock Products was first conducted during the year 1983-84. Prior to this period, the basic data for Planning and formulation of Schemes for economic developments on scientific lines both in Animal Husbandry and Dairying was the Census figures only. But the Census figures give the information only; the Livestock numbers at five years interval as no information was collected therein on Livestock production and other aspects of Livestock economy. The Quinquennial Livestock Census are inadequate to provide timely and reliable data on the Livestock Numbers and Livestock products. The importance of availability of the Livestock production data which is badly needed for formulating Livestock Development programmes at all levels has activate the State Animal Husbandry Departments to conduct the Sample Survey on the basis of the methodology evolved by the Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute as per the recommendation of the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Husbandry & Dairying.
For establishing / Strengthening of Statistical Cells in the Animal Husbandry Directorates of various State and Union Territories for the purpose of conducting Sample Survey for estimation of Livestock products and carrying out other Statistical activities, The Government of India initiated a Centrally Sponsored Scheme during the fifth five year plan. This Scheme for conducting Sample Survey for estimation of Livestock products has been approved by the Government of India on 50:50 sharing basis between the State and the Centre.